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UIS students volunteer to help make improvements to the Springfield community. The students do their part by participating in activities such as hanging door tags and painting drains to warn people of the dangers of dumping waste into the drains, and by mulching trees in the much anticipated Southwind Park.

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Photos by Jeremy Wilburn.

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The Office of Student Volunteers and Civic Engagement offers UIS students the opportunity to get involved in the Springfield community The Office of Student Volunteers and Civic Engagement offers UIS students the opportunity to get involved in the Springfield community Door tags were hung in a neighborhood describing the dangers of dumping waste into their drains Warning messages were also painted near the drains to prevent people from dumping waste UIS students walked around the neighborhood to hang the door tags on residents doors
UIS students hanging the door tags on residents doors to warn them of the dangers of dumping waste These students are enjoying themselves as they deliver a green message to the residets of this Springfield community UIS student's wave to a passerby as fellow students paint the warning message near the drain UIS student painting the message near one of the drains in the neighborhood Another group of students spent the day mulching around trees in the soon to be Sounthwind park
Students loaded up wheelbarrows with mulch to reach the closer trees This UIS student was hamming it up while mulching a ton of trees with her group A park truck was used to mulch trees that were a further distance from the pile Mulch in the back of the pickup with a student working in the background One of the happy trees stands tall knowing that weeds will not grow around it's base with the newly installed mulch
UIS students placing mulch around the base of some of the trees in the Southwind park A UIS student gets a fork full of mulch from the back of the pickup truck UIS students talking about their route for mulching the far trees A UIS student applying the mulch to one of the trees The Office of Student Volunteer and Civic Engagement's slogan, a quote from Gandhi
The mulch being applied to the base of one of the trees A UIS student smooths the mulch around one of the trees The UIS students worked late into the day to mulch numerous trees in the park