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Foundation Donates New Club Car to City Gardeners

The Foundation's Paige Miller (left) and Julia White (center) posing in front of the new Club Car with City gardener Paul Smith.

At its board of directors meeting on November 28, the Foundation donated a 2013 Club Car Turf 252 to the Seattle Parks and Recreation staff at the Arboretum. Board president Craig Trueblood presented the new electric utility vehicle to the Arboretum’s senior City gardener Paul Smith and Seattle Parks and Recreation Property and Acquisition Services Manager Donald Harris. The vehicle, which cost just over $10,000, can travel on the gravel paths in the Arboretum and will be especially useful to Karen Stener, the City gardener is charge of maintaining Azalea Way.

In a December 12 letter thanking the Foundation, Paul Smith and his supervisor Lisa Chen wrote: “The Club Car has increased our productivity and flexibility, plus boosted the moral of our entire team…Our intent is to use this vehicle to continue improvements, renovation, and maintenance of shrub beds along Azalea Way, and make this horticultural jewel of the Arboretum shine even brighter. Thank you once again!”