BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo students will team
with community members for the latest coordinated cleanup project
involving UB students, this time working at Linear Park in
University Heights from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, as a
show of unity for a safer, cleaner neighborhood.
“Despite reports about students who negatively affect the
quality of life in the Heights, many students are very helpful when
it comes to events like cleanups at Linear Park,” says
Cassandra Hayes, president of the Heath Street Block Club.
“From the UB Women's Soccer Team to the physical therapy
students, students have always worked at and attended our
What: Students from UB will work with community residents
to restore Linear Park. Tools, gloves, water and garbage bags will
A block party with food and music will follow the cleanup. The
party is being organized by the Merrimac Street Block Club.
When: Cleanup volunteers – both students and
community members – will work from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
follow-up block party starts around 3 p.m.
Where: Volunteers will meet at 11 a.m. at the
intersection of Tyler and Angle streets (Linear Park is at the end
of Tyler Street). The block party will be held between 179 and 182
Why: To build and develop relationships between community
residents and students that improve communication and living
conditions for all groups in the University Heights. UB officials
also hope the activity will encourage students to get involved in
block clubs, neighborhood events and other community initiatives.
The cleanup activity also is intended to demonstrate support for
the city’s 2014 restoration of Linear Park.