Shoreline Named Tree Campus USA

For the second year in a row, Shoreline Community College has received Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tree Campus USA recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their campus trees, develop community connections to foster urban forests, and strive to engage their student population in forestry efforts. The College met all of five of the Tree Campus USA standards and is active in fostering healthy native plant life on its 80 acres of land.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Tree Campus USA as part of our efforts to create a campus that benefits the environment, as well as our students and community members,” said President Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D. “The land the campus sits on was at one time an important place for gathering and growing traditional foods for the Duwamish people of this area. We are called to continue that stewardship and ensure that our campus is a place where native plants thrive and help create a living laboratory for our students,” she added.

As part of Shoreline’s Earth Week festivities this month, the College will honor Arbor Day on Friday, April 20 with a celebration of native trees and plants in the courtyard. On Saturday, April 21, the public is invited to take part in a native plant habitat restoration project on the campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers will remove invasive species, clean up litter, and plant native trees and shrubs. All are welcome; some refreshments will be provided. Learn more at http://www.shoreline.edu/calendars.

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