Hundreds of volunteers work to keep CBU green on Fall Arbor Day
Riverside, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2018) — More than 300 student and faculty volunteers celebrated Fall Arbor Day by planting trees and caring for vegetation at California Baptist University on Nov. 3. The turnout represented the largest gathering ever for an Arbor Day event at CBU.
The Facilities and Planning Services at CBU and the Environmental Science Club organized the event. Volunteers split into three teams for the tasks of planting 15 trees throughout campus, mulching areas on Diana Avenue, and revitalizing vegetation in The Colony residence area.
Miranda Johnson-Phillips, an environmental science sophomore, said she enjoyed seeing the large turnout.
“It really brings the community together,” Johnson-Phillips said. “It is a good opportunity to beautify our campus, which is important and shows that we appreciate the green at CBU.”
Christian Engelsman, a chemical engineering junior, said he was thrilled that he got an opportunity to plant a tree at the event.
Engelsman said the event showed how the CBU community cares about the environment on campus.