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Public invited to discuss future of High Plains Arboretum as State Historic Site

(Courtesy Wyoming State Parks)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The High Plains Arboretum as a Wyoming State Historic Site will be discussed at a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Wyoming State Museum.

Wyoming State Parks and Cheyenne Botanic Gardens are leading the initiative to potentially designate 877 acres of the High Plains Research Station and Arboretum as a state historic site. The site’s focus will be on educating the public about the history and future of horticulture and water in Wyoming.

The meeting will feature a brief history of the Research Station, founded in 1928 by the United States Department of Agriculture. The station has been instrumental in agricultural research, significantly impacting agriculture and ranching statewide, according to Wyoming State Parks.

Notable speakers will include Nick Neylon, Deputy Director of Wyoming State Parks; CarlyAnn Carruthers, Senior Planner; Christina Bird, District Manager for Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails; and Jessica Friis, horticulturist at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and author of “High Plains Arboretum.”

The community is encouraged to attend this informative session. For those unable to be there in person, virtual access is available on Google Meet.


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