Posts Tagged ‘Staff’

On October 5, 2011 the City Council of the City of Davis unanimously approved a proposal shepherded by UC Davis Arboretum Assistant Horiculturalist Emily Griswold, to allocate $40,000 towards the development of a sculptural gateway feature at the east end of the Arboretum. This area of the Arboretum also recently received grant funding to build a new California Native Plant GATEway Garden.

A call for proposals from artists is currently underway.  The budget includes all costs such as artist’s fees, travel, shipping, fabrication and installation. The qualifications submission deadline is December 12, 2011, with the grand opening unveiling projected for October 2012.

The goal of this installation is to improve pedestrian, bicycle and transit connections; to help promote and market the campus and downtown area as an art district and visitor destination; and to enhance the partnership between the City and University on a mutually beneficial project.

Congratulations Emily for spearheading an important partnership that will not only serve as a symbol of the city/campus collaboration, but act as a lasting landmark to help visitors find their way.


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The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum hosted its final plant sale for the fall season on Sunday, October 9. The theme of this sale, Growing a Green Future, celebrated the UC Davis Arboretum’s 75 years of sustainable gardening by showcasing landscape plantings that save water, reduce pollution, support native pollinators and still manage to provide jaw-dropping beauty!  Attendees learned that by making smart planting choices means they really can have it all!

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Despite a challenging economy, revenues were almost as high as last year’s record-breaking totals, not to mention the fact that our audience grew by over 400 visitors! Thank you to all our volunteers and staff whose efforts continue to make this fund raiser better with each and every sale!

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ARM employee Nelson Randolph is the winner of the first ever Safety Star award.  This award is bestowed to someone who, based on co-worker nomination, supports a strong safety culture and models the Principles of Safety.  Safety Services works with the winner’s supervisor to coordinate a time to surprise the person with the award.

Nelson is responsible for safety programs for Grounds – primarily pertaining to roads – and his stellar service is also available to other departments on a recharge basis.

Many thanks to Nelson for his commitment to safety!

If you would like to nominate a co-worker for the Safety Star Award, more information will be available soon on the Safety Services website, or you can contact Aimee Pfohl at ajpfohl@ucdavis.edu.

In the photo below Nelson Randolph shows off his Safety Star Award with Grounds & Landscape Services Superintendent Cary Avery and Kim Rhodes, Director of Budget and Planning for CPCR.

Nelson Randolph and his safety award

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