MONDAY, APRIL 20 (RAIN DATE APRIL 27), 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Volunteer students, faculty and staff will work with Greater Newark Conservancy experts to improve the existing sustainable gardens at RU-N, created during past Earth Day programs. Conservancy staff will provide materials and hands-on instructions. LOCATION: Norman Samuels Plaza (entrance from the Rutgers Arch on University Avenue between Bleeker Street and Warren Street)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 (RAIN DATE APRIL 29),11:30 -1 p.m. and 2:30 -4 p.m.: Volunteers will pitch in to plant, weed, rake, and mulch at the Krueger-Scott Mansion Urban Farm, Court Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark. (Shuttles available from the Golden Dome Athletic Center.)
BACKGROUND: Earth Day is yet another way that Rutgers gives back to the community, this time by making Newark more “green.” In past years RU-N volunteers have prepared the gardens at the Greater Newark Conservancy, and planted sustainable gardens, a native grasses garden and a bird pond at RU-N, all to create bird- and butterfly-friendly habitats on campus and a green oasis in Newark’s concrete canyons. Students also learn how to become environmental stewards. Information: http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/earthday/
MEDIA CONTACT: Carla Capizzi, 973 353 5263.