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Landscaping plans beautify campus while making it more environmentally-friendly

The Hippocratic Oath says first, do no harm. This pledge is exemplified by not only the physicians at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center but also facilities staff who maintain the campus grounds.

The campus is undergoing an ongoing transformation to beautify the grounds and create a sustainable and environmentally-friendly campus. Changes are incorporating more native plants which have less environmental impact and addressing safety concerns.

“We want to create a beautiful environment for our patients, visitors, staff and our community,” said Terry Kreiser, associate director of facilities. “We also want to do what’s right for the environment – the water quality, the air quality – and the wildlife and pollinators.”

The Penn State Hershey campus includes about 552 acres of land with over 420 acres of grass, farmland, woodland, pastures, athletic fields, retention basins, gardens and courtyards.

A master plan was developed to address campus landscaping that has reached or surpassed life expectancy while also looking at safety.


December 10, 2015 at 8:53 am 1 comment

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