Volunteers sought for Cougar Pride Days cleanup at WSUV

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It’s high time, again, for some serious spring cleaning.

They call it Cougar Pride Days at Washington State University Vancouver.

The call is out for students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors to volunteer for a two-day blitz of work projects at the Salmon Creek campus.

Projects will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s job list includes:

• Mill Creek preservation and trail work. Volunteers will pull invasive plants, weed, mulch and spread compost, label plants and improve tree rings along campus trails, as well as spread cedar chips along trails. (Friday-Saturday)

• Building a cedar plank boardwalk along trail sections. This task involves heavy lifting and nailing by hand. (Friday)

• Office spring cleaning including recycling paper, glass and plastics. Bins will be placed at several locations. (Friday)

• Clean/replant the grounds near Butch, the school’s cougar mascot sculpture. (Friday)

• Weather permitting, repaint the school-owned barn near Salmon Creek Avenue in traditional crimson and gray. (Saturday)

For more information, including a campus map, visit: http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/cougarpride or call facilities operations at 360-546-9000.

Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and wear boots for outdoor work.

On Friday, outdoor volunteers may check in at the facilities operations building. Saturday, helpers should check in at the Gray 5 parking lot.

Cougar Pride Days dates to the early 1900s and has included tree planting, sidewalk construction and other work at the main Pullman campus.

WSUV is at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.