President joins volunteers for Prospect Hill cleanup
Oct. 26, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- WMU President Elson S. Floyd and about 200 volunteers are expected to brave the elements Saturday, Oct. 27, to remove more than a decade's worth of shrubbery, "volunteer" trees and overgrowth from Prospect Hill on WMU's East Campus.
The Hilltoppers, a volunteer group consisting of WMU staff, faculty and students and community members, will begin the cleanup process at 8 a.m. The volunteers will work in shifts until 5 p.m.
Volunteers will be removing brush that WMU's Landscape Services
cut on the top 25 feet of the hill in the days preceding the
volunteer cleanup. The cleanup effort will extend from "stairway
to stairway," which is approximately 500 feet across. It
has been nearly 10 years since the hill, which overlooks the
Vine Street neighborhood and downtown Kalamazoo, has undergone
this type of brush removal.
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