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REF NO.: 151

SUBJECT: Public are welcome to attend presentation by Dr. Wilf Nicholls, director of Memorial University's Botanical Garden
DATE: April 18, 2003

Everyone is welcome to attend a public presentation being given on April 22, 2003, by Dr. Wilf Nicholls, director of the Memorial University Botanical Garden. Join Dr. Nicholls for a visual tour of the natural vegetation of Newfoundland and Labrador focusing on endangered or rare species of the Northern Peninsula. He will also explore new opportunities for horticulture and agriculture in Central Newfoundland including the potential of the seabuck thornberry as a cash crop. The president of Memorial University, Dr. Axel Meisen, will also be in attendance.

Dr. Nicholls' presentation is being hosted by the Grand Falls-Windsor chapter of the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, College of the North Atlantic, Grand Falls-Windsor campus, located at the intersection of Cromer Avenue and St. Catherine's Street. Admission is free. All are welcome. Reception to follow. Please register by e-mail to munalum@mun.ca or call toll free 1-877-700-4081.

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