The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.

In a move to strengthen ties between two famous tourism landmarks, Jeju’s Kimnyeong Maze Park has signed an agreement with Chollipo Arboretum in Taean-gun, South Chungcheong Province.

The agreement was signed at the Chollipo Arboretum on April 8, the 11th anniversary of the death of the late Min Byeong-gal (Dr. Carl Ferris Miller, 1921-2002), a founder of the arboretum. Mr. Fredrick H. Dustin, founder of Kimnyeong Maze Park, and the late Min Byeong-gal had known each other for 47 years. Both had a similar vision of preserving natural resources while developing the tourist potential of their respective regions. Kimnyeong Maze Park and Chollipo Arboretum will continue to collaborate to protect rare plants and provide high quality ecological education to students and visitors. — Jeju Sori