Salisbury University's annual "I Love Salisbury" community cleanup event was hosted by the campus' Student Government Association in partnership with the Salisbury Zoo and the City of Salisbury Saturday.
More than 100 student volunteers from various organizations participated in the cleanup alongside SU alumni and Salisbury community members clearing bike trails, removing debris, mulching, fence construction and painting.
The event was revamped due to COVID-19 precautions, with assignments designated at the Camden Community Garden, the Salisbury Zoo and local parks and playgrounds across the city.
SU's SGA began check-in at 9 a.m. Saturday on the campus' Red Square. Many of the event's cleanup efforts were directed toward the Salisbury Zoo. Aside from mulching and debris removal, several tasks required precision from volunteers. SGA members were designated to each site to provide assistance and supervision to volunteers. Parks throughout the city received fresh coats of mulch for the spring. SGA Senator Abby Miano led the charge in the zoo's bambo cleanup. SU's Alpha Phi Alpha chapter worked alongside the SU Environmental Students Association at the Lake Street Park. Collaboration and teamwork were displayed by the various campus and community groups. The groups gathered at the zoo to conclude the five-hour event across the city.
By JAKOB TODD
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