Spruce Up UAlbany Campus
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518)
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 22, 2004) -- More than 400
faculty, students and staff volunteers will work
together to help beautify the UAlbany campuses
during the eighth annual Campus Cleanup Day.
The University community, gearing up for Commencement
and other major events, will join together Tuesday,
April 27th (rain date Tuesday, May 4th) to hoe,
rake, sweep and plant for a full day of yard-work.
In addition to the very tangible benefit of beautifying
the campuses, Cleanup Day offers such benefits
as spending a day working out-of-doors and campus
Last year, 367 rakes, 70 shovels 12 wheelbarrows,
45 brooms, 70 cases of water and 300 pairs of
gloves were used by more than 400 UAlbany volunteers,
who planted 66 spreading yews, 10 European birch
trees, and 20 flats of pansies. In addition, 180
yards of debris was removed. This year's activities
will include constructing a small brick pathway
and rolling out 3,000 square feet of sod.
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