A Message and an Invitation

By Jim Paley

The Lan­dis Arbore­tum is a unique col­lec­tion of trees, plants, and shrubs. But it’s also impor­tant to rec­og­nize that our arbore­tum is a unique col­lec­tion of people. 

Our vol­un­teers are a very diverse group who come from many walks of life, each bring­ing unique inter­ests, skills, and back­grounds. By donat­ing their time and com­mit­ment, they not only help plants and trees grow, they also help the Arbore­tum and its mis­sion flour­ish. Like any fam­i­ly, what we share unites us. Thus our fam­i­ly of vol­un­teers joins togeth­er to pre­serve the spe­cial place that is the Arboretum.

My asso­ci­a­tion with The Arb” start­ed about ten years ago. Because I had served on the Board of oth­er orga­ni­za­tions, the most impor­tant cri­te­ria in my choos­ing to get and stay involved has been the qual­i­ty of peo­ple who shape the mis­sion. The Arbore­tum has met the test – and exceed­ed my expectations.

Do you have a desire to meet oth­er peo­ple with good hearts, stim­u­lat­ing inter­ests, and an envi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness — and share a love of this local trea­sure? I encour­age you to become a mem­ber of our vol­un­teer fam­i­ly if you haven’t already done so. Or if you already vol­un­teer, enlist a recruit”..

One way you can do that is by com­ing to our Fam­i­ly Pic­nic at the Meet­ing House on Sat­ur­day, August 20, from 2:00 until 5:00 pm. Free food, live music, and infor­ma­tion booths show­cas­ing our activ­i­ties will be fea­tured. Please reg­is­ter in advance so that we may plan accordingly.

Bring your fam­i­ly to meet ours. 

You can reg­is­ter online by click­ing here, email us at info@​landisarboretum.​org, or call us at 5188756935.

Summer 2016

Volume 34 , Number 3

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