Develop a Tour Guide Program
Improve and Preserve Arboretum′s Plant Collection
Celebrate the Arboretum′s 50th Anniversary
Improve Building and Equipment Maintenance
Refurbished wooden information collection signs. New signage.
Eagle Scout Projects
Leopold benches for a seating area in the Children's Garden and photo op and pooch post for dog walkers.
Developed new seating area by the Children's Garden
In Memory of Don Ross
Iowa Arborist Association – Arbor Day Tree Climbing for Children & Community Service Day (tree removal and stump grinding).
Iowa State University
MBA students – Service learning project. Camp for High School Women. Business Communications class. Three interns assisted with special events and on the grounds.
Held 22 during the year.
Held 19 during the year.
Site for the Diane Muse Quilt Show Held planting day for the Founders Garden Club (Des Moines). Host garden for the American Iris Society's National Conference. Host garden for the Iowa Conifer Growers Tour. Provided greenhouse space for Food at First for growing vegetables for their garden.
Added 8 core volunteers.
Hired two new employees; ShyAnn to manage special events, weddings and administrative duties & Abby as the education coordinator.