UAlbany Students and Neighbors Participate in Pine Hills Clean-Up, April 7

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2013) -- On Sunday, April 7, University at Albany students will join neighbors in the Pine Hills section of Albany for their annual spring clean-up. The event, sponsored by the UAlbany Student Association and the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, illustrates the cooperation between residents and the many students who live in the popular neighborhood.

The clean-up will be held from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, and will begin at the entrance to Albany's Ridgefield Park on Partridge Street, just below Myrtle Avenue.

"It is amazing how this cleanup has grown into a time-honored tradition," said Kimberly Smith, director of Community Engagement and Outreach of the UAlbany Student Association. "It's extremely rewarding to see students come out and clean up the area so many of us know and love."
Students cleaning up
University at Albany students will join neighbors in the Pine Hills section of Albany for their annual spring clean-up. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)


The annual Pine Hills Cleanup is an example of the numerous and diverse community service projects that UAlbany students participate everyday throughout the year. UAlbany was recently recognized in the 2013 U.S. President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for meaningful service that achieved measurable results in the community during the 2011-12 academic year. More than 7,200 UAlbany students participated in community service through volunteer work, courses and internships.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for UAlbany students to work side-by-side with their neighbors to improve the quality of life in the local community," said Thomas Gebhardt, director of Personal Safety & Off-Campus Affairs at the University Police Department, and chairperson of the Committee on University & Community Relations.

For more information contact Kimberly Smith at (845) 625-3033 or the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association at (518) 275-5467.

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