Daemen President Gary A. Olson Launches One-Hundred Tree Challenge

Beautification Initiative Will Add to Efforts to Strengthen Western New York’s Great Living Resource: Our Trees



May 7, 2013



Contact: Mike Andrei

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Front of the Daemen Campus

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson announced Tuesday that the College has launched a half-million dollar campus beautification campaign to transform the Amherst campus into permanent enhanced green space. 


The Daemen plan will include the planting of over 100 mature trees and additional permanent landscaping improvements that will dramatically enhance the College’s frontage from Getzville Road to Campus Drive in Amherst.


“This initiative is not only for our students and alumni, but additionally for our neighbors throughout the Amherst community,” said President Olson.


“This greenspace beautification project is further tangible evidence of the College’s deep commitment to protecting and enhancing greenspace in Amherst.”


Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette offered his support to the project, stating: “I think this is fantastic. It adds a new dimension to the campus.”


“This really shows a commitment by the College to the community, by moving to preserve greenspace.”


The College intends to ask its alumni, faculty, staff, and corporate supporters to assist in raising the total amount to cover the cost of this major campus-wide greenspace beautification initiative.              

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