July 2, 2015 – Des Moines, IA
N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For release: July 2, 2015
Contact: Eldree Baer, Director of Marketing and Guest Experience
Free public forum about Emerald Ash borer on July 7
DES MOINES, Iowa (July 2, 2015) –
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will host a free public forum regarding Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on Tuesday, July 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. With the recent confirmation of EAB in central Iowa counties, the Botanical Garden has invited two Iowa State University experts to lead a public meeting to learn about treatment options and alternative tree species to consider.
Jeff Iles, ISU Horticulture Department Chair, and Mark Shour, ISU Extension & Outreach Entomologist, will lead the meeting and answer questions.
The forum is free to the public and registration is not required to attend.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant, 14-acre public garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Guided byamission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, the Botanical Garden cultivates a signature guest experience through progressive garden design and innovative programming. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution.
On January 1, 2013 the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden launched a new beginning. After years of planning, a bold vision, generous community support and a new staff, the Botanical Garden assumed operatorship of a 34-year old conservatory and 14 acres of land bordering the Des Moines River. Armed with a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, we are a garden now. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution with ten years of operating support at $645,000 per year from the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Water Works and Bravo Greater Des Moines. In addition, the Phase II Endowment goal will grow the total endowment to $3.6 million.