It’s spring cleaning on steroids. This April, volunteers from Facilities Management worked with 85 student volunteers to remove nearly 400 pounds of trash and more than 500 pounds of invasive ivy from the campus as part of the Big Event.
“There was lots of cheering and clapping as we weighed our collections,” said Facilities Planner Rebecca Arnold, who volunteered alongside her husband and 16-year-old daughter. “Everyone was excited and on-task.”
The tasks for the Big Event, TU’s annual day of service, are many. Nearly 2,000 students completed approximately 200 projects to improve the campus and local community. This year, Facilities Management got in on the game in an effort to improve campus stormwater runoff. Working alongside students, the volunteers collected trash and debris alongside the Towson Run Stream, cleared English ivy—an invasive species—near the Auburn House, and stenciled more than 40 storm drains to help prevent illegal dumping.
A big shout out to all of the Facilities volunteers who helped that day— Donna Anderson, Rebecca Arnold, Daniela Beall, Walter Carter, Nick Gingue, Tia Joseph, Tom Lazarek, Rodney Motes, Vance Ruff, Tom Snow, Kerry Spence, Marra Tripodi, Paddy Watson and Marie Weber. Take a look at the slideshow above to see them and their student volunteers in action.