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VFCC Honored By Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation recently honored Valley Forge Christian College (AG), Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, as a 2009 Tree Campus USA College for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

 

Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) is the first college or university in Pennsylvania to be named a Tree Campus USA University.

 

"The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at Valley Forge Christian College as it engages college students and local citizens to plant trees and create healthier communities for people to enjoy for decades to come," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

 

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors college and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.

 

"Valley Forge Christian College is honored to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2009 Tree Campus USA College," said Dr. Don Meyer, president of VFCC. "The campus entrance is enhanced by a remarkable double row of mature oak trees . . . [we intend] to extend the majesty of the entrance by creating a beautiful arboretum throughout the property for campus constituents and visitors."

 

More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at http://www.arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA. To learn more about Valley Forge Christian College, see its Web site at http://www.vfcc.edu.

 

Authors: Mary Chenco

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