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Monthly Archives: March 2013

News: Meet Sarah Wolff, Volunteer Recruiter and Park Activity Leader

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March 26, 2013

Sarah Wolff leads by example. As point person at Olmsted Parks Conservancy for recruiting volunteers and matching them to the right park project, Sarah spends much of her free time outside of work volunteering for organizations dedicated to improving the environment. She is currently serving as president of Beargrass Creek Alliance, serves on the executive more >

News: Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jim and Vickie Wheatley

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March 26, 2013

Jim and Vickie Wheatley are not shy about taking on a challenge. After raising a family and retiring from long careers in teaching and banking this couple sold their house and cars, learned to speak Spanish, joined the Peace Corps and moved to the Dominican Republic. But, during their first year, Jim became very sick more >

News: Invasive Plant Removal in Iroquois Park

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March 21, 2013

The native tree canopy of the Iroquois Park woodlands has been compromised over the past decade due to storms, invasive insects, and the presence of invasive vegetation. These threats coupled with the growth of woody invasive vegetation such as Bush Honeysuckle and Privet have had a negative impact on the aesthetic nature of Iroquois Park. more >

News: Fixit Bike Repair Stand installed in Seneca Park.

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March 20, 2013

The number of cyclists in Cherokee and Seneca Parks and surrounding neighborhoods continues to grow at a fast pace and in-park bike assistance is often needed. Ben Botkin, owner of Parkside Bikes on Bardstown Road, generously donated a Dero Fixit Bike Repair Stand to Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The Fixit Bike Repair Stand known as “Today’s more >

News: Shelby Park: A History

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March 13, 2013

In the early 1900’s Shelby Park neighborhood was a dense urban and industrial area. Louisville Mayor Paul Barth commented, “The neighborhood is thickly settled with men who have families. For the most part they have little space for breathing as the houses are close together.” Mayor Barth championed the need for a city park in more >