Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Glenn Adelson and his students have broken ground on a 200-year project to restore the natural ecosystems that once thrived on the land now housing Lake Forest College.
The Campus Sustainability Committee and the League for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) held a ceremony on Arbor Day to plant five trees around Middle Campus. The trees were donated by Mariani and Greco nurseries and Dennis Nyren ’72.
Glenn Adelson, an associate professor of environmental studies at Lake Forest College, joined Lake Forest city forester Peter Gordon, and Chuck Myers, the superintendent of cemetery, parks and forestry for a community forum with North Shore residents interested in restoring local ravines.
Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies Glenn Adelson and his students are compiling information about 175 plant species in the area for a web site they hope will be useful to the public.
This Spring marks the beginning of the 4th growing season at the Glen Rowan Community Garden. Student Interns have been hired, seeds started, and clean-up has commenced – all we are waiting for now is the ground to warm up.