Crosby Arboretum staff: A job well done

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pearl River County has many things to be proud of.
Crime for the most part is low, our Chamber of Commerce and Main Street association work together to help the entrepreneurs that provide shoppers with unique businesses to patronize, and our county and city leaders have economic development as their number one goal to ensure the next generation of leaders will have quality jobs close to where they grew up.
One of the attractions that we can all be proud of is the Crosby Arboretum.
It contains exhibits displaying hundreds of native plant species along a number of quiet trails.
Many programs and events are held at the arboretum, such as Forge Day and Strawberries and Cream.
Visitors can also learn a special skill from one of the informative workshops, such as how to make baskets from pine straw.
This week it was announced that the arboretum and its staff will be recognized for all of their hard work in maintaining an exhibit of the hundreds of native plant species; they will be presented with the American Public Garden Association Garden Excellence Award.
This prestigious award has been issued to many nationally recognized public gardens, including the Smithsonian Gardens in 2010.
Outside of winning this award, it should be noted that their small staff has put in many hours of hard work to hold these informative events, programs and workshops.
That hard work, combined with devotion of time and energy and extensive skill set have all come together to ensure locals and visitors alike have a place to enjoy one aspect of the great outdoors.
Next time you visit the arboretum take a moment to thank the staff for their hard work.

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