UO students, faculty, and staff participate in Day of Service

On April 21, more than fifty UO students, staff members and university neighbors participated in “Takin’ It to the Streets: UO Student Day of Service in Campus Neighborhoods.” This annual effort is a collaboration of the Holden Leadership Center’s Service Learning Program, the UO Student Alumni Association, the Office of the Dean of Students, UO Government and Community Relations, and neighborhood leaders.

Participants completed projects in four campus neighborhoods. In the West University neighborhood, participants picked up five cubic yards of litter from throughout the neighborhood. In the South University neighborhood, students worked with neighborhood leaders to touch up fire hydrants previ­ously painted with decorative designs by neighbors. In the Harlow neighborhood, students cleaned playground equip­ment and weeded tree wells and paths at Marche Chase Park, and in the Fairmount neighborhood, participants spread bark on forest paths and removed invasive species at Hendricks Park.

The four projects were offered as part of the larger Earth Week service event headed by the Service Learning Program.