More than 60 students and 40 neighbors, volunteers, and city and university staff completed service projects in campus neighborhoods on Saturday, April 13. The work was all part of the fourth annual “Takin’ It to the Streets: UO Student Day of Services in Campus Neighborhoods” event. The day was a collaborative effort between the City of Eugene, the University of Oregon, and neighborhood associations.
Students and community volunteers improved paths at Hendricks Park, weeded, planted and maintained facilities at Washburn Park, planted street trees in the West University neighborhood, and distributed Thunder Cans fliers in South University and Amazon neighborhoods. The day culminated with a celebratory lunch in West University Park with remarks provided by Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Vice President for Student Affairs Robin Holmes and entertainment by the UO co-ed a cappella group Mind the Gap.
The many partners who made this event possible include Fairmount, South University and West University neighborhood leaders, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space and Neighborhood Services divisions, Friends of Trees, Friends of Hendricks Park, UO Holden Center Duck Corps program, UO CommUniversity Assistant program, UO Student Alumni Association, and UO Government and Community Relations.