Peabody Park Preservation Committee
Mission – The Peabody Park Preservation Committee’s mission is to preserve and maintain Peabody Park Woods as a natural mixed hardwood forest that is characterized by species native to the piedmont of North Carolina. This mission includes restoration and maintenance of the Woods. Maintenance includes providing leadership for the removal of invasive species and the planting of species that enhance the Woods’ species diversity. Also, as part of its mission, the Committee:
- helps to maintain safety in the Woods.
- posts signage to educate the community about restoration efforts and species in the Woods.
- makes recommendations to the Chancellor about any permanent structure that might be placed in the woods.
- helped to establish UNCG as a Tree Campus USA and now facilitates the annual renewal process.
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.”