Last year students cleaned up and picked up trash, painted over tagging and painted the pillars under the bridge as part of the Calaveras River Bike Path clean-up activities.

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Community Engagement

Students Help Maintain Calaveras River Bike Path

More than 80 volunteers expected for 4th annual We Claim the Bike Path service event
Feb 14, 2014

University of the Pacific's fourth annual We Claim the Bike Path service event, formerly known as Campus Day of Service, will be held on February 22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Pacific's Center for Community Involvement (CCI) will be hosting a clean-up on the Calaveras River Bike Path. This event is a part of University of the Pacific's Pacific Action Weekend of Service (or P.A.W.S.).

"I'm excited to make the bike path feel more welcome," said Christian Tudino, Reach Out Coordinator at the CCI."It feels awesome to be making a positive impact on our community."  

The Calaveras River Bike Path offers many different opportunities and benefits for the Stockton community. It provides easy access for the community to University of the Pacific as well as providing access to many communities, neighborhoods, and schools. The bike path along the Calaveras River is used by many members of the community for recreation such as running and biking.

The purpose of We Claim the Bike Path is to clean the bike path by picking up garbage along the way and painting over graffiti on the bridges and underpasses. Volunteers will be working on the path between Pershing Avenue and El Dorado Street. This day brings together many Pacific faculty, students, and staff for a mutually beneficial day.  

This event continues CCI's commitment from last year to maintain a clean and safe environment for our community. Last year, volunteers painted over tagging, picked up trash, cleaned up the riverbank area, and even painted the pillars under the bridge. We expect over 80 volunteers this year to help us carry on this tradition.  

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 students and organizes Pacific volunteer efforts, including 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 Pacific.edu/ReachOut or contact the CCI at 209. 946.2444, cci@pacific.edu