One of only five in Iowa
The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Bureau are proud to announce that Kirkwood Community College has received the 2011 Tree Campus USA award at the 22nd Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon, held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston on April 17, 2012.
State Forester Paul Tauke commented, “The Tree Campus USA award is a symbol for universities who have made a commitment to education and the management of their trees.” Kirkwood Community College has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa colleges and universities, by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.
Kirkwood Community College is one of only five Tree Campus USA award winners in Iowa. To receive the award a campus must meet the minimum requirements: a campus Tree Advisory Committee, a campus tree care plan, a campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditures, an Arbor Day observance, and service learning project to engage the student body.