Dr. Lara Zwarun
Final Abstract for URS Program
What do UMSL’s neighbors know, think, dislike, and appreciate about UMSL’s groundskeeping? 41 door-to-door surveys were completed in the Summer and Fall 2021 in three neighborhoods with direct campus views from their property, some bordering the campus' low mow zones. While most had favorable opinions of the campus groundskeeping, a lot of UMSL's sustainability efforts are not common knowledge. The residents are open to more communication and an opportunity exists for UMSL's educational efforts to expand beyond its students to its neighboring community. Instead of fielding complaints about eyesores, UMSL can bolster an environmentally friendly community.
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