Mission & Management Goals

Peabody Park Preservation Committee

Mission
The Peabody Park Preservation Committee’s mission is to 1) preserve and maintain Peabody Park Woods as a natural mixed hardwood forest characterized by species native to the piedmont of North Carolina, 2) reestablish and maintain the fire-adapted Piedmont Prairie community of rare native wildflowers, grasses, and fauna dependent upon them, 3) educate the UNCG community about species conservation, and 3) oversee the Tree Campus USA annual recertification. Maintenance includes providing leadership for the removal of invasive species and the planting of species that enhance ecosystem and species diversity. Also, as part of its mission, the Committee:

  • helps to maintain safety in the Woods and Prairie;
  • posts signage to educate the community about species identification and restoration efforts;
  • makes recommendations to the Chancellor about any permanent structure that might be placed in the Woods and Prairie.

History of Committee – In fall 1997, Chancellor Sullivan requested that a Peabody Park Preservation Committee be established. The charge was to make recommendations about how the Park should be maintained and restored in light of University infrastructure projects that impinge upon the Park.

In 2010, the Peabody Park Preservation Committee received the Greensboro Beautiful annual service award for its “year-round excellence in environmental education and campus beautification.”