Hello Friends of the Arboretum,
At the Annual Meeting April 16, I was elected President of the Friends Board. I am grateful to Pat Harris for her extended and steadfast leadership these past
n years. Also grateful for the other board members - Mary Mathisen as Vice President, Kim Garnero as Treasurer,
Lauren Smoker as Secretary, and at-large members,
Michelle Duncan, Pat Harris,
and Aurah Landau, as well as
Chiska Derr, our board member
A special thanks to Pat Hartman, who over the past three years has helped the board in many ways. Her organizational experience will be missed.
I have some big garden shoes to fill, as Pat has led the board since its inception. The
th is well defined
and I am glad of that. Please take a moment to thank Pat Harris for her leadership and guidance taking the Friends Board to the stature it has today.
effort last year was quite a success
everyone who bought tickets. Combined with a
grant from the
we were able to
lovely new loo’. We hope to have this project completed this summer.
Our goal for this year is a printed field guide to plants of the Arboretum to be available for visitors. Kim G and Kelly J are working on a grant
for funding the design and layout. Merrill J is working on text and photos.
Because of the pandemic, m
of our summer activities have been
We all hope that the efforts to flatten the virus curve work
so we can slowly get back to ou
roster of activities
, the garden is open Wednesday through Sunday, with social distancing guidelines in place. Come early
often to view the ever-changing landscape.
The garden has been in the capable hands of Merrill and Kelly Jensen for these past
has grown into such a place of beauty.
Please renew your membership and encourage others to do the same. Your membership dollars and donations go directly into projects that enhance the Arboretum.
Thank you and enjoy the