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Layla George-New President and CEO more >
12.06.2017
Victory Park–Phase One Complete more >
10.26.2017
Bench Restoration more >
10.26.2017
Celebration of Victory Park Revitalization more >
10.26.2017
Cherokee Park: Bonnycastle Hill Restoration Project more >

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The 1974 tornado destroyed eighty percent of Cherokee Park’s hardwood trees, and galvanized new support for restoring the parks.

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Planting Trees in Shelby Park

December 05, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy received another boost to tree planting in the Olmsted Parks thanks to a grant from MSD’s Urban Reforestation Program.  This year, Shelby Park will benefit from this grant and will be much greener because of it! The grant will allow the Conservancy to plant 125 trees in the 17-acre park.

MSD, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency created an Urban Reforestation Program to issue grants to plant on public and private land.  MSD hopes to plant 14,000 trees in the Louisville area by the year 2024 in order to reduce and eliminate sewer overflow. This is the second grant the Conservancy has received from MSD. Read about the 2012 grant.

If you are interested in helping plant trees or other volunteer work in an Olmsted Parks, visit our volunteer page to learn more!