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Help us restore the Arboretum

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Project ended on May 31, at 08:30 AM CDT
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Help us restore the Arboretum

Help Us Renovate the Troy University Arboretum

The mission of the Troy University Arboretum is to acquire representative species of the flora of Southeast Alabama and to display them in situations that mimic the natural conditions under which the species would occur. In particular, the Arboretum is interested in research on rare and uncommon species and communities. The Arboretum works to preserve representative members, communities and habitats of the Wiregrass region of Southeast Alabama on its 75-acre's adjacent to Troy University's main campus and on its 18 acre Pocosin Nature Preserve located approximately 6 miles due east of the main campus.         

The Arboretum seeks to further the educational opportunities available to the University and the surrounding area. As such, the Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for ecology, field botany, field vertebrate zoology, environmental science, entomology, and other classes, introducing students to the variety and diversity of the Wiregrass region of Alabama.   

The Arboretum also serves as a readily accessible area to the University and the city of Troy for such activities as picnics, bird watching and the simple enjoyment of nature. The Arboretum is open to the public from sunrise until sunset seven days a week.

The Arboretum is in desperate need of some renovation which includes work to the main entrance, fixing up and securing the main building, clearing hiking trails and preserving the lake.  Gifts to the Arboretum Fund will be used for these renovations along with other physical plant needs, maintenance and programmatic support.  We have an initial goal of raising $15,000, and your help and donations are much appreciated.    

If you would like to donate to the Arboretum restoration project by mail, please direct checks made out to the Troy University Foundation to 301 Adams Administration Building; Troy, AL 36082 and indicate your gift is for the Arboretum.  If you have any questions, please contact the Troy University Office of Development at (334) 670-3608.

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