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More Than 350 Clarkson Students & Alumni Volunteer for Day of Service

Thanks to the 357 participants, our first Clarkson Serves event was a HUGE success!! Seventeen locations saw 91 Clarkson alumni gathered together with families and friends working for the good of their communities! On campus and in the village of Potsdam, 227 students joined forces with alumni, faculty and staff members to plant 157 trees, remove trash and work to ready flower beds for spring planting! We could not have had the impact we did across the nation without your help. We thank you, and hope you'll join us next year on Saturday, April 19th for our second Clarkson Serves!

"I just think it's the nature of the school," said Clarkson civil engineering student Billy VanNostrand '14, "Clarkson being such a great school; it's in the kids' blood to want to give back because of the opportunities that are given at Clarkson." Billy is the vice president and captain of Clarkson University's club Football team. As a team, the football club worked together cleaning up, clearing brush and repainting a shed down by their playing field.

Click to view a slideshow of photos from our events!

If you would like to help coordinate an event in your area for April 19, 2014, please email Teresa Planty in the alumni office at
2013 Project list:
Albany, NY - Food Bank of Northeastern NY
Atlanta, GA - Island Ford Invasive Plant Removal
Boston, MA - Charles River Cleanup
Buffalo, NY - Food Bank of Western NY
Burlington, VT - Oakledge Park Beach Cleanup
Connecticut - Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride Volunteers
Denver, CO - High Park Fire Restoration (Rescheduled to 5/11/13 due to heavy snowfall)
Los Angeles, CA - Heal the Bay "Nothin' but Sand" Cleanup
New Jersey - Raritan Headwaters Cleanup
New York City - Floyd Bennett Field - Post Sandy Cleanup
Potsdam, NY - Clarkson Campus Tree Planting & Cleanup
Potsdam, NY - Village Cleanup Day
Rochester, NY - Erie Canal Clean Sweep
San Francisco, CA - Pacifica Beach Coalition Cleanup
Syracuse, NY - Erie Canal Clean Sweep
Washington, DC - Potomac Watershed Cleanup

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