Friday, April 02, 2010

UM ride seeks to save rare trees

Some University of Miami students plan a bike ride and a picnic on Saturday, April 10, to highlight the danger to the Gifford Arboretum from a road that the university plans to build later this year. The Save the Arboretum Ride starts at 10 a.m. from County Hall, 111 NW 1st St., Miami. If you want to help, write to grad student Melissa Stillman.

Starting about the same time at the Vizcaya Metrorail Station will be the monthly Emerge Critical Mass ride, which I understand will also head for the campus.

The noon picnic at the arboretum, on the northwest side of the campus off San Amaro Drive, will feature a tour by arboretum enthusiast John Cozza, who learned the site's charms during his UM graduate work.

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