Nurturing Nature

In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “All good things are wild and free.”

By Caroline Cropp

For nearly 45 years, the Herbert Bluethenthal Memorial Wildflower Preserve has served Seahawks and visitors as not only an area of study and reflection, but as a place to stretch their legs while walking the tree-lined trails.

The UNCW Student Government Association’s October day of service, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Leadership, welcomed faculty, staff and students as they spread mulch, picked up stray limbs and debris and secured loose roots within the 10-acre preserve to keep it accessible and safe. The event continued the cleanup efforts begun by Physical Plant staff and volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Above: Tim Lewis, associate director of Campus Recreation, lends a hand during the day of service.

Posted February 4, 2020

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