Adkins Arboretum announces that Queen Anne’s County native Damika Baker has joined the staff as Membership and Visitor Services Coordinator. Baker joined the Arboretum staff in October.
Baker holds a degree in Afro-American studies with a concentration in cultural and social analysis from University of Maryland-College Park. As Membership and Visitor Services Coordinator, she oversees the Arboretum’s orientation program for visitors, and promotes and manages the Arboretum’s growing membership program.
Executive Director Ellie Altman says that Baker “joined the staff and hit the ground running. She has quickly achieved an understanding of the Arboretum’s mission and has mastered a myriad of details regarding programs and logistics. In addition, she is furthering the effort to bring the Arboretum into the 21st century” by creating the Arboretum’s blog and increasing its online presence.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.