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August 27, 2008

Impressive Turnout Marks First Fall Public Service Day

Nearly fifty individuals donated their time and talents Saturday, August 23, during the Public Interest Public Service (PIPS) program’s first ever Fall Public Service Day. This was the first of two Public Service Days planned for the academic year after a very successful run last year.

The day began with breakfast in the Wayne Morse Commons before students, along with friends and family, divided into three groups that tackled projects throughout the area. Volunteers harvested seeds from native plants with the Friends of Buford Park at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum; spread mulch throughout Springfield’s Willamalane Park, including new wood chips on the playground, and planted roughly twenty plants; and prepared soil for planting and harvested food from a Food for Lane County organic garden located on Bailey Hill Road.

PIPS is now turning its focus toward its Public Interest Law Career Symposium scheduled for September 19. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with practicing lawyers in the public interest field.  

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