Klehm News

Support the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden

The Nancy Olson Children’s Garden is seeing a bit of a rebirth this year with the construction of an interactive water feature, which is scheduled to open in early summer. In addition, the existing hedge maze has been trimmed back in an effort to...

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Executive Director Position Open

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden Executive Director Full-time Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden is seeking an executive director with excellent leadership skills. The executive director is charged with ensuring that the organization’s programs sustain...

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Executive Director Announces Retirement

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden announced today that Dan Riggs has submitted his retirement letter after nearly six years as Klehm’s Executive Director effective June 8th, 2018. In his letter to the Klehm Board of Directors, Riggs...

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Young Explorers Youth Program

The Young Explorers Youth Nature Program is well underway and kids are enjoying hands-on, educational activities that are nature based.  University of Illinois Extension  - JoDaviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties and Klehm Arboretum have partnered to host the...

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Klehm Receives Challenge Grant

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden has been awarded a matching grant of $10,000 by the Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge Grant of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. According to Klehm Executive Director Daniel Riggs, the grant will be used to build...

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Thank You Volunteers

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 Klehm hosted the yearly volunteer brunch to show appreciation to the numerous dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours contributing to Klehm’s success.  We are grateful for the tremendous volunteer effort it takes to maintain our...

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