EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- A day of community service went global Saturday when Oregon State Beavers cleaned up and helped out - in the heart of Duck country. Nearly thirty OSU alums helped clean up landscaping around the Sheldon Pool in Eugene on Saturday, May 19th, 2012, as part of the Alumni Association’s annual Day of Service.
They helped take down a massive hedge, pull weeds and cut grass. Normally a project like the Sheldon Pool project would have taken Eugene Parks crews a couple days to tackle. However, with OSU volunteers help, the work was completed in about two hours.
"That's all a part of what we do and you know being part of this state, being part of the community,” said Leslie Boak, a 2004 OSU alumnus who now works in the Springfield area.
“Even though we're in the middle of Duck country, we're definitely showing our colors today . . . we're everywhere. You just don't see us all of the time, but we're here,” said Boak.
In all, hundreds of Beavers took part in at least 32 different services projects around the world Saturday, some as far away as California and Washington, D.C. and even one project in Ethiopia.