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Campus Beautification Day on May 27, 2016.

Campus Beautification Day on May 27, 2016. // Photo by Mike Latschislaw

Celebrating our community and beautifying campuses

May 24, 2016 — 

This year, volunteers joined together to enhance our campuses for Campus Beautification Day on May 27.

“We want to celebrate our great community here,” said Lyle Morin, manager of general services at the U of M.

Physical Plant provided tools and gear to equip volunteers and presented a free lunch at the Active Living Centre.

The U of M is committed to making its campuses an outstanding place to live, work and play, (indeed, it’s a pillar of the university’s latest strategic plan), and Campus Beautification Day helps the university achieve these goals.

Campus Beautification Day has been a hugely popular and successful event each year, and we cannot do it without the hard work and contributions of the volunteers who care so much about our campus.

Campus Beautification Day 2016 – Fact Track

  • We have more than 14,000 trees on Fort Garry, Bannatyne (6700 +) and Southwood Lands (7500+).
  •  Approximately 12,500 – annuals and perennials included — are planted on our campuses.
  • About 400 amazing volunteers help with campus beautification each year!
  • We serve a combination of 1285 burgers and hot dogs on both campuses.
  • We have one street sweeper and one sidewalk sweeper. They pick up an average of 150 cubic yards of material from roadways, parking lots and sidewalks each spring.
  • We use about 90 yards of soil and 120 yards of wood mulch, the latter of which produced here on campus.
  • This year, Physical Plant is installing 20 new picnic tables across campuses — every building will have access to at least one. When complete, we’ll have 47 picnic tables for people to enjoy!

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