April 21, 2009
The Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s track and field teams will join other members of the community by volunteering on Earth Day (April 22) to pick up trash and sweep sidewalks in downtown Cheney that afternoon.
Participants will clean up a 20-square block area between 1st and 5th streets and B and G streets. Snacks and drinks will be provided for this second-year event, which will last from 2-4:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
“I am very excited for EWU students and community members to work together and clean up our city,” said Bonnie Berscheid, two-time defending Big Sky Conference discus champion and program manager with the Historic Downtown Cheney Partnership.
“It provides volunteers an opportunity to give back, to see what downtown Cheney has to offer, and to mingle with their neighbors, friends, and downtown business owners.”
Those interested in volunteering, or in finding out more information about the event, may contact Berscheid, who is a senior from Priest River, Idaho, majoring in management. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 509.559.5818.
Earth Day is designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment and was founded by United States senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. His idea was first presented at a conference in Seattle in September 1969.