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Ruth Menefee—Seasonal Staff

Having discovered the Arboretum shortly after moving to Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2003, Ruth began volunteering while completing the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener program in 2009 and the first Maryland Master Naturalist program offered at the Arboretum in 2011. A few years later, she began seasonal employment in the nursery and assisting with special events. 

Ruth completed the Bay Wise Certification training with UMCES in 2017 and Environmental Landscape Management (Sustainable Landscaping) Certificate program with Anne Arundel Community College in 2018. She currently works as an independent environmental consultant in the commercial real estate due diligence field. She also serves on the Kent County Forestry Board and the Chestertown Tree Committee.