Community Outreach, Featured, Sustainability|March 14, 2012 9:45 am

Hollins Campus Community to Help Build Greenway Trail, Co-Sponsor Electronics Recycling Event

Hollins University students, faculty and staff will be giving back to the Roanoke Valley and enhancing the quality of life in the region during two special events in April.

On the first Friday and Saturday of the month, members of the campus community will have the opportunity to show their volunteer spirit by helping provide access to over 40 miles of trails at the Carvins Cove Natural Reserve in Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.

 “Hollins has worked closely with Roanoke County and interested citizens to establish a portion of the Tinker Creek Greenway trail that runs three-quarters of a mile from Plantation Road across university property and ultimately connects with Carvins Cove,” explains Hollins President Nancy Gray. “Part of our commitment to this important project is to assist with clearing and building the two-foot-wide walking path. We’ve designated April 6 and 7 as ‘Hollins Community Work Days’ to complete this work.”

Students, faculty and staff can sign up to work individually or as part of a team during one of three work shifts that will take place on those days.

On Saturday, April 21, Hollins is joining with Cycle Systems, Inc., to sponsor “Supporting Green,” an electronics recycling event at Cycle Systems’ Roanoke location, 2580 Broadway Avenue, SW. Members of the campus community can volunteer to help out at this event, which takes place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information on the materials that will be accepted, visit the Cycle Systems Web site.

“Hollins has a long and distinguished tradition of community service and I am delighted we can join in making these two worthy initiatives a success,” says Gray.

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