The Grounds department is responsible for performing maintenance, repair, and preventive care to the campus landscape and exterior facilities in order to provide an attractive, safe and well maintained outdoor environment for our community. This includes mowing, fertilizing, weeding, planting, pruning, maintaining lawns, trees, plants and shrubs, construction and repair of landscape additions, installation and maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems, collection and transportation of campus recycling and refuse, maintenance of roads, walks and parking lots. The grounds unit is responsible for snow and ice removal and responds to all critical and weather related campus emergencies.