UMass Amherst Students Helping Local Communities Saturday During Mass Impact Day

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Approximately 400 UMass students will spend Saturday working on volunteer projects in area communities as part of the 6th Annual Mass Impact Day.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

7:45 a.m. Kick-off breakfast in the Student Union Ballroom, UMass Amherst

8:45 a.m. Students load buses and travel to their volunteer sites

10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Volunteer activities. Here are some examples:

Lake Wallace Cleanup

Location: 66 State St., Belchertown

Students will clean up the edges of Lake Wallace and perform trail maintenance.

Sunset Farm

Location: 20 Brigham Lane, Amherst

Students will harvest vegetables from this community garden.

Holyoke Children’s Museum

Location: 444 Dwight St., Holyoke

Students will paint, perform repairs, power wash and do some demo work.

Mill River Recreation Area

Location: 95 Montague Rd., Amherst

Students will spread playground mulch, weed and mulch planting beds, paint benches and fences.

Gardening the Community

Location: 200 Walnut St., Springfield

Students will assist with farm activities at an urban farm.