Media Advisory and
Mayor Jennings, Presidents Hall and Sullivan
Make Clean Sweep
UAlbany Campus Clean-Up Day Focuses on Downtown for 10th Anniversary
Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 28, 2006)
Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings and College of Saint Rose President R. Mark Sullivan join University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall for UAlbany's annual Campus Clean-Up Day. Also joining them will be hundreds of UAlbany volunteers, along with local merchants, area neighborhood associations, the UAlbany men's soccer team, and students and employees of The College of Saint Rose.
Mayor Gerald D. Jennings
University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall
College of Saint Rose President R. Mark Sullivan
UAlbany Men's Soccer Team
And members of the Albany Police Department, the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, the Washington Park Neighborhood Association, the Midtown Corridor Neighborhood Merchants, the Midtown Neighborhood Churches, and the Midtown Neighborhood Watch.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:30 a.m.
Rain date: Friday, May 5, 2006 9:30 a.m.
Corner of Western Avenue and Partridge Street (O'Leary Blvd.), across from Waterbury Hall, UAlbany downtown campus, Albany, N.Y.
The University at Albany's annual spring campus clean up began with 100 volunteers in 1997 and has grown to over 500 volunteers pitching in time and energy to beautify the campus and enjoy camaraderie and morale building in the fresh air. For this tenth anniversary, the focus shifts to the midtown section of the city surrounding Alumni Quad and UAlbany's downtown campus where participants will rake, hoe, plant, and sod while beautifying the campus community for Commencement and key signature events.
In 2005, volunteers on the uptown campus placed 120 yards of mulch, spread 60 yards of topsoil, and spread and compacted 3 tons of stone dust in sub-base preparation of a new walk and gazebo area. In addition, they rolled out 2 thousand feet of new sod, raked and collected 150 yards of leaves and debris, and restriped 300 parking spaces in the Dutch Quad student parking lot. For the crowning touch, they planted 100 flats of pansies, 25 forsythia bushes, and six flowering trees.