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Community Engagement

Students Claim the Calaveras River Bike Path

Part of Pacific’s 5th Annual Campus Day of Service
Jan 30, 2012

Dozens of college students, faculty members and college employees will show community pride on Feb. 11 when they clean up the Calaveras River Bike Path as part of University of the Pacific's 5th Annual Campus Day of Service. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m.

During the service, students will pick up garbage and paint over graffiti on bridges and underpasses between Stagg High School and N. El Dorado Street.

The Calaveras River Bike Path was selected for this year's project because it offers many different opportunities and benefits for the Stockton community. It provides easy access for the community to many educational institutions such as Stagg High School and Pacific as well as access to many communities and neighborhoods. The bike path also allows the residents to explore and enjoy the Calaveras River while walking, jogging, or bicycling.

"I am excited to see Pacific students, faculty, and staff coming together to improve the Stockton community," says Chelsea Wood, the Reach Out Coordinator at the CCI. "I know that many of the students and families use the bike path as a source of recreation and transportation, so this location is a part of their home."

Last year, more than 100 volunteers painted over graffiti, picked up trash, cleaned up the riverbank area, and painted pillars under bridges.

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.

For more information please visit Reach Out's website at www.pacific.edu/reachout or contact the CCI at (209) 946-2444, cci@pacific.edu