A Look Back: Moments of 2020

Landscape Services helps create outdoor laboratory for MSU students

A campus natural area that earlier this year was an overgrown patch alongside Trowbridge Road has transformed with help from IPF Landscape Services crews into an outdoor learning laboratory giving, students hands-on education in how to restore natural areas.

The Focus - December 2020

The December 2020 issue of The Focus e-newsletter from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.

Get to know IPF: Tim Heckaman

Heckaman started his 17-year history with MSU in 1996 working for MSU Concessions. But it wasn’t until he returned to MSU some years later that his career with SSRC began.

IPF collaborations reinforce partners and stewardship values

Two partnerships developed between IPF and fellow MSU departments have demonstrated the power that collaboration brings to improving stewardship to the university.

300 new trees planted in 2020

The 300th tree of the year was planted Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the intersection of Wilson and Chestnut roads.

Get to know IPF: Sarah Halsey

Three years ago, Sarah Halsey’s whole life changed. Up to that time, she was a self-proclaimed workaholic – working 60 to 70-hour weeks as a full-time manager at Quality Dairy, as well as an on-call at IPF working part time as a custodian. Then her son Tristen was born. 

MSU Receives Grant to Continue Riverbank Restoration

Michigan State University has received the 2020 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program (GLSNRP) grant to continue restoration efforts of the Red Cedar riverbank.

The Focus - November 2020

The November 2020 issue of The Focus e-newsletter from Infrastructure Planning and Facilities.

The Digestive Power of Worms

Through the digestive power of worms, organic materials are converted into a mineral and nutrient-rich, biologically-active soil amendment suitable for farms, gardens and other growing operations.