Students Claim the Calaveras River Bike Path
For the fourth year in a row, University of the Pacific volunteers will donate a Saturday to work for the community. Students, staff, and faculty will volunteer for a massive clean-up project to improve the state of the Calaveras River Bike Path. From 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, volunteers will pick up debris along the bike path between Pacific Ave and West Lane while removing graffiti on public property. The event is organized by Pacific's Center for Community Involvement (CCI).
"Campus Day of Service is an incredible event where Pacificans from all facets of the University come together to better the Stockton community," says Stephanie Labasan, Pacific's Reach Out Coordinator. "But this project hits close to home, as many of our students, faculty and staff use the bike path daily to travel between home and the campus or for recreation on the weekends."
More than 80 members from the Stockton campus are anticipated to sign up for the project. The Calaveras River Bike Path was selected for this year's project because its seven miles are often utilized by cyclist, joggers, skaters, and students from the Stockton community.
Last year the CCI worked with Oak Grove Regional Park for Pacific's Annual Campus Day of Service. Volunteers engaged in projects such as cleaning the nature trail where many enjoy the beautiful scenery the park has to offer and rejuvenating the Nature Center, which displays wildlife native to the San Joaquin Valley.
The Center for Community Involvement, formerly known as the Anderson Y Center, has been a part of the Stockton community for more than a century. The center offers tutoring to Stockton residences, organizes Pacific volunteer efforts as well as the monthly Saturday Partners in Education program where local children spend a day exploring college life.