Emory Report
November 1, 2004
Volume 57, Number 10


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November 1, 2004
Four groups to hold joint Nov. 6 'Greening and Cleaning Day'

BY Michael Terrazas

Four campus groups are joining forces to lend a hand to the University’s environment on the Saturday,
Nov. 6, “Emory Greening and Cleaning Day.”

The Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Stewardship, Friends of Emory Forest (FOEF), Volunteer Emory (VE) and ECOSEAC (Emory Chapter of the Student Environmental Action Coalition) are sponsoring four separate cleanup activities on Nov. 6 in different areas around campus. Volunteers are asked to work
10 a.m.–noon and are invited to a free lunch afterward at the Emory Recycling Center on Peavine Creek Drive. All volunteers also will receive free T-shirts.

In years past, one or more of the groups have held individual cleanup days and tree plantings, but this year the four decided to pool their volunteer resources.

“Our board member and Emory’s superintendent of roads and grounds, Jimmy Powell, came up with this idea,” said FOEF President Nancy Seideman. “If we all scheduled activities for the same day, we could bring more visibility to our greening efforts and also come together as a community afterward to celebrate our progress—and feed ourselves after a hard day’s work.”

The Greening and Cleaning Day includes projects in:

Baker Woods, removing invasive English ivy from the woods. Meet at Robert Woodruff statue near the main library. Sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee; coordinator is Tim Bryson (tbryson@ emory.edu).

Lullwater Preserve, removing English ivy from a selected section of forest. Meet at Lullwater entrance. Sponsored by FOEF; coordinator is John Wegner (jwegner@emory.edu).

Peavine Creek, removing trash along banks of the creek from Emory Village to Candler Field. Meet at CVS parking lot. Sponsored by VE; coordinator is Hildie Cohen (hildie.cohen@ emory.edu).

South Peachtree Creek, removing trash along banks of the creek from Lullwater’s Candler Lake to Hahn Woods. Sponsored by ECOSEAC; coordinator is Eric Fyfe (efyfe@learnlink.emory.edu).

All tools and gloves will be provided. Participants are encouraged to wear long pants for ivy-pull projects, and river shoes or waders are suggested for creek cleanups. Volunteers are asked to RSVP to individual project coordinators and provide their name, phone number and e-mail address.

For more information on Greening and Cleaning Day, contact Powell at 404-727-0230 or jpowell@fmd.emory.edu.