The Durango Botanical Society was honored at Durango's 39th Annual Arbor Day Celebration, April 19, 2019, with a plaque presented to John Anderson, president of the Durango Botanical Society. The honor, accorded to Anderson, recognizes him for "Outstanding Service and Commitment to Durango's Urban Forest, 2018." Anderson leads the nearly 100-member Durango organization committed to the advancement of public gardens for the purposes of education and demonstration. The award will soon be displayed in the DBS bookcase in the Durango Public Library.
The Durango Botancial Society (DBS) has built and maintained public gardens at the Durango Public Library since 2011. It's most recent project, The Arboreta, enhances its mission with gardens to the north side of the library. A new mobile app will enable visitors to the garden to look up information on plantings and other features in all the gardens.
In photo below, DBS members join DBS President John Anderson at the city of Durango's Arbor Day Celebration, April 19, where Anderson received an Outstanding Service Award. Shown here are, L-R, DBS docents Tish Varney and Kate Stewart, Connie Markert, treasurer, Theresa Anderson, DBS board member, and John Anderson, president.