Jackson State University Department of Facilities and Construction awarded for campus landscaping

June 17, 2009 · Print This Article

jsu_logo200.jpg (JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University’s Department of Facilities and Construction Management was recently presented the award for Best Urban Forestry Project by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council (MUFC) and the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC). The university was honored for its landscaping, trees and greenery.

Representatives from MUFC and the MFC toured the campus last October when the university participated in the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA Program. The program recognizes college and university campuses that:

  • Effectively manage their campus trees.
  • Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests.
  • Strive to engage their student population utilizing service-learning opportunities centered on campus, community and forestry efforts.

Colleges and universities across the United States can be recognized as a Tree Campus USA college by meeting stringent standards developed to promote healthy trees and student involvement.

Wayne Goodwin, assistant vice president for facilities and construction management, said the campus landscaping has been admired by the surrounding community as well as by students, faculty and staff.

“This award will encourage members of our Site Care Division who maintain the university’s grounds and landscaping,” he said. “JSU will continue to have one of the premiere campus grounds in Mississippi.”


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