MEDIA ADVISORY: WSU Spokane Students Help Beautify City

SNAP Playground Project Oct. 18

SPOKANE, Wash. — Students from the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at Washington State University Spokane will add a fresh coat of paint to the SNAP playground located at Fifth and Jefferson on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Each semester the Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane identifies a need in the community and donates time to fill that need. Once again the Spokane Neighborhood Action Program is on the receiving end. Students will paint playground benches and a new deck.

Last year WSU Spokane students spent a snowy November morning planting trees to improve the visual quality of the neighborhood at Fifth and Jefferson. (see for pictures)

WSU Spokane students will be at 1203 West Fifth on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact Kaarin Appel at 509/358-7528 to schedule a drop-by time and student interview.

Bus Stop Clean-up Every Friday

Every Friday morning at 6 a.m. WSU Spokane students can be found cleaning up city bus stops.

The students heard complaints about the bus stops being filled with trash and the potential safety concerns, so they took the initiative to start doing something about it. Students clean different STA bus stops each week, focusing on those not regularly cleaned. Cleaning supplies are loaned to students through WSU Spokane Facilities Department.

This photo opportunity is available each Friday morning. Contact Kaarin Appel at 509/358-7528 to arrange time, location and student interviews.