NIC celebrates Tree Campus USA designation on Arbor Day


Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer addresses the crowd at the Arbor Day Celebration Friday with Bill McElver (middle), NIC Physical Plant and Facilities Operations manager and project lead, and NIC Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs Chris Martin (right).


NIC student Alexa Wright picks out a tree seedling at the Arbor Day celebration Friday. The seedlings were given away for free by the Arbor Day Foundation of North Idaho.


NIC students and employees helped plant a tree as part of the Arbor Day Celebration.

Well known for its scenic beauty, North Idaho College was recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation Friday. Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and about 100 college and city supporters showed up to celebrate the college’s designation.

NIC achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. NIC is the second campus in Idaho to receive this recognition.

More information about the program is available at


Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

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