The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Projectbroke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.
The University of Texas at Austin’s main campus grounds are now nearly 100% organic. This makes the 431 acres the largest organic landscaping in the Texas capitol, providing visible ecosystem benefits and saving money.
Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin, writes in The Daily Texan about the recent revitalization of Waller Creek on campus due to the work of Landscape Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and other UT entities.
As part of UT Austin’s 2017 Campus Sustainability Week, Jennifer Hrobar, Landscape Services urban forestry supervisor, and Laurel Treviño, outreach coordinator with the Jha Lab in the College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Integrative Biology, led a tour of the UT Orchard & Pollinator Garden.