Purdue Fort Wayne earns Tree Campus USA® honor

Purdue University Fort Wayne has achieved the designation of a Tree Campus USA® from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The program recognizes colleges and universities for successful campus forest management and for engaging students and staff in conservation goals. Purdue Fort Wayne joins more than 380 campuses across the country with this distinction.

To obtain the honor, the university met the foundation’s five core standards for effective campus forest management:

  1. Tree advisory committee
  2. Campus tree-care plan
  3. Dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program
  4. Arbor Day observance
  5. Student service-learning project

“This is great achievement for both our students and campus,” noted Tad Smith, director of grounds. “This will give our students educational opportunities to learn about the approximately 10,000 trees we have on our nearly 700-acre campus. We are proud that this honor also helps us showcase our sustained commitment to environmental stewardship.” 

Read the full Purdue University Fort Wayne Press Release for more information.

Spring 2020 Event Updates

In accordance with decisions by the University and CDC recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ERC’s annual Earth Day celebration – Conservation Conversation unfortunately, will be postponed until further notice. As are many of the spring events we were planning and looking forward to:

World Wetlands Day @ ERC

Join us in the celebration of World Wetland’s Day on Saturday, February 1st! Events will be ongoing all day across Allen County and will finish right here at the ERC. Come at 6:30 for refreshments and stay for Dr. Bruce Kingsbury’s talk and a giveaway starting at 7!

Visit LRWP’s site for more event details and history on the day. We hope to see you at one or all of the events including joining us for conversation and to see what’s new at the ERC!