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College called a national leader in protecting natural resources

10/11/2013

 Pioneering conservationist Richard Goodwin planted this stand of white pines in the Arboretum in the 1940s.

Pioneering conservationist Richard Goodwin planted this stand of white pines in the Arboretum in the 1940s.

The website NerdScholar saluted the College earlier this year as one of 10 colleges and universities that it says “invest in our nation with programs that take the lead in land preservation and restoration.”
 
 
The website, which offers advice about choosing and paying for college, named the College to its list of schools with either “restoration programs” that “aim to protect land and train professionals who oversee its use and care” or arboretums and agriculture programs “that strive to beautify campus grounds, provide opportunities for teaching, learning, and recreation, and repurpose land for community benefit.”
 
Nerd Scholar praised the College’s campus and Arboretum for sheltering a “diverse collection of natives and botanicals, as well as large natural areas that preserve local habitats and ecosystems.”
 
Other honorees included Texas A&M University, Colorado State University and the University of Maryland.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu


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