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Frederick Law Olmsted focused most of his attention on Central Park until the Civil War, when he took leave of absence to become general secretary of the United States Sanitary Commission. Forerunner of the American Red Cross.

Volunteer Spotlight

Thank You to These Dedicated Volunteers!

February 18, 2013

We appreciate every single one of our volunteers, but we want to give special recognition to the following individuals and groups who volunteered in 2012.

Outstanding Park Steward: Roxanne Yeoman dedicated many hours helping the Restoration Team with planting, irrigation, and invasive plant removal.

Best User Group: KYMBA advocates for sustainable trails in our parks and donated an amazing amount of time and effort improving the trail system in Cherokee and Seneca Parks.

Office Volunteer Extraordinaire: Janet Dakan files, collates and manages mailings. We can’t imagine getting it done without her.

Most Awesome School Group: St Francis High School is an awe inspiring Park Adoption Partner. They have contributed many hours improving Cherokee Park.

Long-time Friendly Neighbors: Cherokee Triangle Association advocates, fundraises, and volunteers for Willow Park year after year.

Friendly Neighbors of the Year: Bingham Park Neighbors are Park Adoption Partners who have enthusiastically worked to restore their small neighborhood Olmsted Park.

Incredible Intern: Jenna Wissing, a U of L student, who interned during the summer while also holding a fulltime job. She continues to be a huge help with our volunteer events and restoration efforts.