EUGENE, Ore. — Thursday night, the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum celebrated 40 years of service to the community. The non-profit held its Annual Summer Celebration at the White Oak Pavilion.
Organizers said they always focus on educating the public about the local environment and are using the event to do just that. The group will present its vision for the arboretum’s future, like the creation of a series of interactive interpretive exhibits.
“The fact that we can represent the entire southern Willamette Valley in this one 209-acre site is a real opportunity to show people what really goes on in the ecology of this area,” said Executive Director Brad vanAppel.
Such projects will include things like a canopy walk in the Douglas Fir forest.