Arboretum Friends,

The Yakima Area Arboretum is a valued part of our community. Outdoor spaces, trails, parks, and public gardens are essential to our well-being and quality of life. Hundreds of people visit the Arboretum each week to connect with nature and to find the joy, peace and serenity they need to thrive.

The Arboretum is also one of Central Washington’s top tourist attractions. People travel from all over the northwest to learn about our curated collection of trees, shrubs and display gardens. And, all of this has been accomplished through its dedicated cadre of volunteers, board members, supporters, and staff.

If you love the Yakima Area Arboretum and all it has to offer, want to help sustain it for future generations, then please consider serving on its Board of Directors. We are currently looking for interested candidates starting in January 2022.

Seat terms are three years and time commitments include monthly board meetings as well monthly sub-committee meetings and attending special events.

Are you ready to serve and have some fun?

If you would like more information or are interested in applying please let me know.


Colleen Adams-Schuppe
Executive Director
Yakima Area Arboretum