The Environmental Health & Safety Club will host a campus clean-up event in celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, at Missouri Southern State University.

The campuswide event will focus on four areas: the native tallgrass prairie, the cross-country course, the riparian area of Turkey Creek, and along Newman Road, west of campus.

Thirteen teams consisting of faculty, staff and students – nearly 100 participants in all – have signed up to work in the assigned areas. Teams will submit photo proof of completion, and those separating trash from recyclable items will be entered into a drawing for a $100 prize.

The individual who finds the most unique item will receive a special award, said Dr. Teresa Boman, associate professor biology/environmental health and safety.

“We’re excited by the campus support of this event,” she said. “We hope it’s something we will continue to host for many years to come.”

Cleanup locations and schedule of team times:

Cross-country course: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; 1 to 2 p.m.; 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Prairie: 9 to 10 a.m.; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; 1 t0 2 p.m.

Turkey Creek: 8 to 9 a.m.; 1 t0 2 p.m.; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; 4 to 5 p.m.

Newman Road (west of campus): 3 to 4 p.m.