WSC Named Groundwater Guardian Green Site
Published: 10-26-2010 3:45 pm
Wayne State College was recently named a 2010
Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Foundation in
recognition of its groundwater and environmental stewardship. The
college earned this exclusive designation based on its current
practices related to water use, pesticide and fertilizer management,
and pollution prevention. Wayne State is now the third Green Site
within Wayne, joining Bressler Park and the Summer Sports Complex.
State College is honored to be named a Groundwater Guardian Green Site
and we are proud of our efforts to protect the groundwater of northeast
Nebraska," said Kim Schramm, Wayne State arboretum and landscape
"Kim Schramm has brought a good number of green
concepts to the campus," said Curt Frye, interim president of Wayne
State. "His judicious use of native vegetation as well as low water use
plants has made a big difference in the amount of water resources as
well as chemicals necessary to sustain our campus environment. Not
only do we conserve but our grounds look terrific."
Guardian Green Sites are essentially places with a lot of green space,
such as golf courses, ball fields, educational campuses, and
residential, recreational, and office parks, that implement groundwater
and surface water-friendly practices to maintain the site. To earn the
exclusive Groundwater Guardian Green Site designation, site managers
complete a simple application that uniformly evaluates and documents
their site's groundwater-friendly practices.
The Green Site
program began in 2007 to recognize good stewards of groundwater by
encouraging managers of highly-managed green spaces to implement,
measure, and document their groundwater-friendly practices. Potential
sites are encouraged to get involved in the Groundwater Guardian Green
Site program by downloading the program application at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 1-800-858-4844. The Groundwater
Guardian Green Site program is supported by the Nebraska Department of
Environmental Quality and Cargill.
The Groundwater Foundation
is a non-profit organization based in Lincoln with a mission to educate
people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for
future generations. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has
offered educational programming for youth and adults.
To learn more, visit www.groundwater.org.