UW-Green Bay: To dedicate new bridges in the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, Saturday, April 23

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a dedication of new bridges for the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, this Saturday, April 23, 2022. With the assistance of private donations, the University has invested more than $400,000 in upgrades to the Arboretum which surrounds the Green Bay Campus. The public is welcome to attend.

With nearly six miles of trails open to the public for walking, biking and skiing, the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum forms a natural boundary of 290 acres encircling the Green Bay Campus. It provides valuable habitat and easy access for research, field trips, wildlife viewing, recreation and retreat. 

Bob Howe, UW-Green Bay’s chair of Biology and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, said many classes beyond science courses utilize the arboretum.

“We’ve had photography classes, poetry classes, art classes and more,” he said. “It’s great to just walk outside and have the area alive with life where you can demonstrate something to students or they can see what they’ve learned in the classroom come to life. It’s truly an outdoor classroom.”

Event Agenda:

12:30 p.m. | Meet in the Laboratory Sciences Parking Lot*

12:45 p.m. | Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Bridge Dedication

1 to 3 p.m. | Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Cleanup (Optional)

*Directions to Lab Sciences: From Nicolet Drive, right on Circle Drive; left on Lab Sciences Drive; parking lot will be on your right.

Media members, please RSVP to Sue Bodilly, [email protected] by Friday, April 22.