For the fifth consecutive year, Nebraska Wesleyan University has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
Nebraska Wesleyan achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA's five standards including, maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree care plan, dedicated annual expenditures toward trees, an Arbor Day observance and student service learning projects.
"Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Participating in Tree Campus USA sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to create a healthier planet for all of us."
Duane Bergers, NWU landscape assistant, was instrumental in helping Nebraska Wesleyan achieve this recognition.
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