For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, City Manager's Office, (510) 981-7008

BERKELEY PROJECT MONTH BEGINS
Cal students take to the streets... and the pools and the parks and the schools

Berkeley, California (Thursday, February 26, 2009) - Over the next several Saturdays, February 28, March 7 and March 14, students from the University of California Berkeley will be working at pools, parks and schools all over Berkeley for Berkeley Project Month.

Berkeley Project is organized by Cal students who want to increase the opportunities for students to volunteer. BP Day is a one-day event in fall, and Berkeley Project Month takes place over several spring weekends to give volunteers some time flexibility and the chance to volunteer on several different projects.  Each day has a different theme, and staff and students are prepared to work through the weather. 

Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Construction and Clean-Up

Most of the projects at these sites are related to landscaping and facility improvement. 

  • West Pool— 2100 Browning
  • Willard Pool— 2701 Telegraph
  • King Pool— 1700 Hopkins
  • Grove Park— 1730 Oregon Street
  • Old City Hall (Maudelle Shirek Building)
  • Aquatic Park— 80  Bolivar Drive
  • Greg Brown Park— 1907 Harmon Street
  • Strawberry Creek Park— 1260 Allston 

Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Greening Berkeley

  • Tree Planting at the Berkeley Marina
  • Malcolm X Elementary School activities include gardening, garbage collection, graffiti removal, and painting, and will be done with Malcolm X students and their families

Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Community Enrichment

  • Thousand Oaks School: Assist Parent Teacher Association group w/ cleanup, litter abatement, and removing overgrown vegetation.

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