|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2014|
Jefferson Community and Technical College
|0.25 / 0.25||
Manager of Business Operations
Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
A brief description of the program or practice:
Jefferson uses xeriscaping landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought-tolerant (native) plants.
Working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), as a part of the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), to return approximately 30 acres of Shelby campus land to a fertile natural habitat with native grasses. Also looking for funding to do so internally. This project will decrease mowing and protect the area’s natural habitat.
Pursuing a similar initiative on the Southwest campus, where a pond serves as a catch basin from stormwater that hold water for longer periods of time. Employees have planted cypress trees and other native grasses that attract wildlife. Planning to invite students to assess the area for documentation.
The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
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