July 21, 2023
For Immediate release
The Inglis Falls Arboretum Alliance (IFAA), a volunteer committee of Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) who help enhance and maintain the Inglis Falls Arboretum, welcomed guests and the public to a special event on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the “Fulfilling the Dream” sign project. This project was made possible through funding from the Toronto Dominion Friends of the Environment Foundation and fulfilled a 60-year-old dream of having a fully labelled arboretum that showcases the identification of trees found locally and from around the world. Visitors to the Arboretum can now identify and learn about the species of trees and shrubs from their labels while enjoying the 2.5 kilometres of trails that traverse this beautiful property!
Nancy Brown, Chair of the IFAA, shared historical milestones with event attendees and acknowledged the development of “great ideas” and collaboration that contributed to the extensive Arboretum that exists today. When asked what this special day meant to her, Brown shared: “It was an honour for me to stand and speak among my peers of like-minded individuals who love trees, respect the environment and care about the future. The Inglis Falls Arboretum Alliance is proud to showcase the new educational portion of the collection of woody plants in the arboretum. Each one of 165 different species is identified on 280 informational mounted signs throughout the 27 acres and trails around the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Administration Centre. The funding through Toronto Dominion Friends of the Environment and the Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation along with the support of GSCA staff and many other local community groups has made this dream come true for the Inglis Falls Arboretum Alliance.”
The Inglis Falls Arboretum, located at 237897 Inglis Falls Road in Owen Sound, is a popular destination for nature appreciation, dog walking, and those looking for a leisurely hike. GSCA and the IFAA would like to remind visitors that while dogs are always welcome at the Arboretum, they must be on a physical leash for their safety, the safety of others, and the ecological health of this property.
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