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Watson-Brown Foundation Award

Lockerly Arboretum Foundation board members accept a check from the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board.

Thanks to a grant award for $10,000 from the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board, Lockerly is ready to launch an endeavor to Invest in Rose Hill’s Heritage & Future. The Watson-Brown grant will fund plaster repairs and window treatments in two of Rose Hill’s bedrooms. Pictured accepting the check from members of the Junior Board are: Front Row: Sherrill Jones, Trustee and Rose Hill Committee Chair; Stephanie Sanchez, Junior Board; Kathy Chandler, Trustee. Back Row: Dick Mueller, Trustee; Bob Miller, Trustee; Sachen Pillay, Junior Board.

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Executive Director Job Announced

With the recent resignation of Lockerly’s Executive Director, the Foundation Board of Trustees is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill this vacancy.

Position Description
The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the development and implementation of long term plans for fundraising, grant writing and public relations, as well as planning and budgets for day to day operations. Major responsibilities include staff management, facilities maintenance, budgeting and finance, coordination of volunteers, and management of the Arboretum’s website, social media connections, monthly newsletter, grant writing, and fundraising (includes solicitation of donors, sponsors, “Friends of Lockerly”). The ED will support the efforts of the Education and Horticulture Directors, work closely with volunteers and serve as the “public face of Lockerly”.

Click here for the full job announcement which includes job qualifications and how to apply.

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August Garden Tips

Parasitized Hornworm

Parasitized Hornworm

Ants "farming" aphids.

Ants “farming” aphids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wondered why ants climb trees?

Do you have problems with hornworms in your garden?

Check out the August issue of Gardening Tips to find answers and soluntions.

August Garden Tips
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October Events

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

It may not seem like it, but cooler weather is just around the corner. The kids are back in school and summer fun has come to an end … or has it?  Come join the Lockerly staff and volunteers for a day of interactive activities for the whole family.  Family Fun Day will take place at the arboretum on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The art students from Georgia College will be offering a Kids in Clay pottery workshop. There will be guided hikes, candle making, leaf prints, microscopes, geology activities and much more.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Explore the arboretum, visit the Woods Museum Bee Exhibit and vote for your favorite scarecrow.

 

Come join the fun.

Come join the fun.

Join Lockerly as we start a new tradition … Scarecrows in the Arboretum Contest!
Lockerly’s scarecrow contest is open to all individuals, families, businesses, organizations, Boy & Girl Scouts and schools (individual classes/grade levels/clubs/etc.)
Scarecrows will be on exhibit throughout the aboretum during the month of October.
Visitors and Exhibitors may cast their votes for “Best in Show” and “Best in Class

Entry forms are due by September 26, 2016.

Click here for more details.