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When we first opened our doors in 1782, parents paid college tuition with bales of tobacco and bushels of oysters. While it’s been a long time since barges laden with peaches and tomatoes plied the Chester River, we think our rural heritage is still worth preserving.

At the Chester River Field Research Station students work to restore native grasslands—the perfect habitat for migratory bird populations. Under the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, we are adopting measures to reduce our carbon footprint. A recycling program, a bike share program, campus garden reinforce the notion that small lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

Student Environmental Alliance (SEA)

The Student Environmental Alliance has inspired many of the initiatives that make Washington College a more sustainable campus, like our refillable water bottle stations.