First ‘Manoa Makeover’ campus project begins this Saturday

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, 956-9836
Communications Director
Posted: Mar 12, 2008

UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw will lead student, staff and faculty volunteers on Saturday in planting sixteen monkeypod trees along Dole Street — the first in a series of "Mānoa Makeover" campus improvement projects.

The trees will provide shade, help reduce air pollution and global warming, and improve the beauty of the 300-acre Mānoa campus.

"Our students and administrators will be working side-by-side to plant the seeds for a second century of greatness at our Mānoa campus. We want to make this campus a destination of choice that‘s known for its beauty as well as its outstanding educational and research programs," said Chancellor Hinshaw.

Future "Mānoa Makeover" volunteer projects will include more tree-plantings, painting, cleanups, and other campus improvements. Sodexho will be providing refreshments for volunteers

TIME: Saturday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon

PLACE: Dole Street (mauka side) near University Avenue

WHAT: Monkeypod tree-plantings