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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

 

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.