40TH ANNUAL BENJAMIN BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP LECTURE RETURNS TO THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

40TH ANNUAL BENJAMIN BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP LECTURE RETURNS TO THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

Monday, December 31, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ. On Saturday, February 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., join Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network, as she shares her journey protecting community forests from development at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. This special, annual program benefits the Blackburn Scholarship in honor of Dr. Benjamin Blackburn.

     Spend the afternoon learning the importance of preserving, protecting, and promoting the country’s few remaining stands of old-growth forests. Joan’s mission is not only fascinating, but also horticulturally important. A book signing follows the lecture.

     Now in its 40th year, the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship is awarded by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to celebrate Dr. Benjamin Blackburn’s contributions to the Morris County Park Commission. Proceeds from this lecture benefit the scholarship, currently offered to students of the Landscape Technology program at County College of Morris. Dr. Blackburn taught botany at Drew University, authored numerous books and papers on horticulture, and hosted a popular radio program for many years. His work at the Morris County Park Commission was an important contribution to the continuing legacy of beauty at these properties.

     The cost of this program is $35 for members of the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and $40 for non-members. Please register by January 28. The snow date for this program is Sunday, February 3. For more information and directions to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, visit arboretumfriends.org.

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