On April 25, more than 230 UO students and staff completed service projects in near campus neighborhoods during the 2015 Spring Day of Service. The day started at Mac Court with refreshments and opening remarks from student leaders and Mayor Kitty Piercy, Acting Provost Frances Bronet, and Dean of Students Paul Shang.
Volunteers then got dirty and used their muscles while working with a variety of community partners to complete eight projects. Collaborators included Friends of Trees, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space, Edison Schoolhouse Garden coordinators from the UO College of Education, Food for Lane County, Nearby Nature, and Central Presbyterian Church.
At the end of the day, volunteers planted 38 street trees, picked up 38 bags of trash, removed weeds, brush, and invasive species, cleared paths, expanded and maintained garden growing areas, improved nature observation areas, and more. The Spring 2015 Day of Service was a collaborative effort organized by Government and Community Relations, CommUniversity, the Holden Center, the Student Alumni Association, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.