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Students support campus and neighborhood beautification
Spring is here and everyone is excited for warm and beautiful days. However, every year when the snow melts, litter, food wrappers, pop cans and other trash are exposed. As a result, the campus is faced with cleaning up and students are participating. Several special programs are coming up in the next few weeks.
Community Clean Up
Beginning at 1 pm on Saturday, April 19 at Portland Square (East Fourth Street and 10th Avenue East), students will be given bags, gloves and a map of a certain area for their team to clean. At 3 pm, pizza and pop will be provided and the groups that collect the most garbage will be awarded $100 and $50. Individual prizes for "best found garbage art” as well as "object that improved the area most by being removed" will be awarded too. In the end, all the trash found will be hauled away and disposed of by the UMD Facilities Management Department. If students are interested and want to make a difference, they can contact Molly Causse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Curb is a Shoreline
“We want to encourage students to get involved in cleanup during the spring,” says Richards. "The goal is to educatate students about about why trash is a problem. It's a matter of respecting our neighbors." UMD Facilities Management Department has provided pop and pizza to many groups who offer to clean up a campus area. "When the snow melts, all of the disposed materials from the winter begin to surface, and we want to minimize that,” Richards said. “Every curb is a shoreline. Whatever falls on the ground ends up in our streams and on to Lake Superior. We are at the top of a big hill and we have the lake at the bottom.”
Visit this web page later this spring. We will post photos of campus clean-up events. To get involved, get a group together. Then contact the Facilities Management Department for supplies (pizza and pop too) at 218-726-8262 or email email@example.com
by Mariana Osorio and Tom Gadbois
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