COSAM News Articles 2021 June New trail celebrates and honors Pat Giordano

New trail celebrates and honors Pat Giordano

Published: 06/15/2021

By: Maria Gebhardt

“You are now standing on the Pat Giordano Trail,” said Morgan Pendergrass, director of the Davis Arboretum as she announced this honor during a surprise unveiling on Friday, June 11.

Among a collection of native Oaks nestled in the Arboretum, deans, faculty, staff and members of the Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama gathered to surprise Pat Giordano with a trail named after her.

“Pat has made a tremendous impact over the last eight years,” Pendergrass added. “This trail is a wonderful tribute for her dedication to the Arboretum." 

The trail is located in the Davis Arboretum where conservation efforts are protecting native Oak species.

“You can stroll through and see this native species as well a stop by the convenient library spot to pick up a book or leave one, and then continue to see all of the beautiful plants our Arboretum offers,” Pendergrass said. “It is the perfect spot to honor such an amazing person.”

View photos from the event


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