WMU News

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.

For more information, contact the event's organizers, Gregory Moorehead, WMU assistant director of alumni relations at (616) 387-8775; Mary Lou Brooks, office coordinator in WMU's Department of Blind Rehabilitation at (616) 387-3456; or Kevin Vichcales, coordinator of graduate assistantships in WMU's Graduate College at (616) 387 8208.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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