The Brainerd campus pond near Mississippi Parkway is a focal point of summer color and an attraction for birds that thrive in the area. The CLC water garden is one product of planning and construction by the Horticulture stduents at CLC, particularly those in Landscape Technology. Natural Resources students have contributed to the construction and placement of many bird houses, including those for purple martins and chimney swifts as well as feeders for birds. There is even a rain garden collector of water that drains from a southwest corner of the building, thanks to the work of volunteers on Earth Day last April. The Buildings and Grounds team, including summer student workers, has been kept busy mowing and weeding to enhance the beauty of this campus and those located at Staples.