The Sustainability Committee has been working with the staff of Facilities and the Grounds crew to improve conditions around
Lake Pamela. We would like for West Campus to be less dominated by paved parking areas and more focused on nature, allowing all
members of the West Campus community to experience our natural environment.
Following the Master Plan developed by Glatting Jackson, we have added a walking track around the shoreline of the lake and begun replacing
existing sod with native grasses and xeriscape plants.
On February 10, 2012, Learning Day, faculty and staff from throughout the college worked on several environmental projects on West Campus.
Bird boxes were constructed and installed, in conjunction with Orange Audubon Society. Native plants were installed, in conjunction with
the Florida Native Plant Society, Tarflower Chapter. And invasive exotic plants, primarily Guinea Grass, were removed in conjunction with
the local CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area).
On March 29, 2012, one hundred trees were planted to enhance the campus environment.
On May 18, 2012 the student Leadership Academy will install additional bird boxes and continue removal of invasive exotic plants.
In the upcoming semesters, we will be working on several projects around the lake, including a bat house, fish habitat, an osprey tower,
and signage to showcase this wonderful natural amenity in the heart of our campus.
Lake Pamela Master Plan Document
For more complete documents, contact Deborah Green at email@example.com