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JCCC and UPS partner to increase green space on campus

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County Community College and United Parcel Service are teaming up on Earth Day to plant 340 trees on the north side of campus. 

JCCC students, faculty and staff, along with UPS employees, will plant back walnut, burr oak, hackberry, northern red oak, red bud, pecan and eastern red cedar trees next week, courtesy of an environmental sustainability grant provided by UPS

This shared Earth Day activity, called "Tree JCCC", will officially kick off on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JCCC baseball field.

"Funding for this program came from UPS as a grant that was awarded to JCCC," said Michael Rea, JCCC sustainability project manager. "Part of the requirement of the grant was that JCCC coordinate with UPS to come to campus and plant trees."

Dean Spaulding, JCCC maintenance supervisor, and the JCCC grounds teams have completed the preparatory work for the planting by digging the holes and marking the locations. The trees will be planted along the southwest side of the track continuing around the north side of the baseball field. The locations of the plantings were chosen through collaboration with the JCCC athletics department, grounds and sustainability.

In case of rain, the event will be held Tuesday, April 29. To sign up to help, contact