• University Area CDC Celebrates Earth Day

    Staff and Volunteers to Clean and Enhance Neighborhood

    WHO:              University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC)

    WHAT:           Earth Day celebration: Clean-up, Enhancement and Pizza Party

    WHEN:                        Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    WHERE:          Harvest Hope Park, 13704 North 20 St., Tampa, 33612

    DETAILS:         The University Area CDC will jump start Earth Day celebrations a day early by improving a university area neighborhood, with focus on a park-in-progress and vacant lots. Volunteers from the community, Hillsborough County Planning Commission, Leadership Tampa and a local church will join University Area CDC staff in activities such as planting vegetables in the Harvest Hope community garden, aiding in the pond restoration project in Harvest Hope Park, building and painting 10 large tree planters to be established in neighborhood vacant lots owned by University Area CDC and removing debris from the area. In time, these lots will be utilized for affordable housing.

    The morning’s efforts will culminate in a free pizza party for volunteers at 1 p.m.

    Those interested in volunteering should RSVP to rsvp@uacdc.org.

    University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org.