The UW-Fox Valley campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been again recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.
The 2018 designation is the seventh successive year for the designation for the UW-Fox Valley campus, which is one of 364 college campuses across the United States with this recognition for 2018. The Oshkosh campus was also recognized with the designation for 2018.
“UW-Fox Valley is proud to continue its commitment to the natural environment around us through this recognition of the campus in our urban ecosystem,” said Assistant Chancellor of Access Campuses Martin Rudd. “While we continue to have our own local curricular and non-curricular efforts in sustainability, our recent joining as a campus of UW Oshkosh has increased awareness and opportunities for faculty, staff and students in a more comprehensive array of initiatives within the university, and at a personal level.”
The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. The UW-Fox Valley campus achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.
In celebration, a Tree Campus USA recognition event will be held in partnership with the City of Menasha and Menasha Utilities. The celebration takes place at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Clovis Grove Elementary School, 974 9th St., Menasha.