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The LA County Arboretum has announced that Michael Desplaines will replace the retiring Richard Schulhof in July. He comes from a similar facility in Norfolk, VA.

Members are invited to welcome and meet the Arboretum’s new CEO Michael Desplaines at the Annual Members’ Meeting. Join us Saturday, June 24. Please RSVP.

“We are excited to welcome our new CEO. Michael brings a passion to connect people to nature, especially the young, so that they become advocates of public gardens and green spaces for future generations and our planet,” said Annette Castro Ramirez, president of the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We look forward to Michael working with our dedicated community of stakeholders to further enhance our beautiful gardens, programs, and historic resources. He will be opening new chapters in the rich history of the Arboretum and positioning us for great success into the future.”

Meet and mingle with other leaders and members as well as Arboretum trustees and staff. We have many activities planned just for our members to enjoy:

A light continental breakfast Garden updates by Arboretum leaders and staff Tours of the latest plantings and garden additions with Arboretum staff Enjoy family activities and crafts

Kindly RSVP to the Membership Department at 626.821.3233 or email by June 16, 2023.


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