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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.

Events

Park Steward Training Series
August 04, 2015 6:30 PM - August 04, 2015 7:30 PM

A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Our training program teaches you about the history of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and their importance in our community, how to identify plants, how to properly remove invasive plants, how plant native trees and shrubs, and the basics of leading volunteer projects and park activities. To qualify you must be 18 years or older. Trained volunteers will commit to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Register now.

Informational Session July 7, 6:30pm

Olmsted Overview July 14, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques July 21, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management July 28, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways August 1, 9:00am

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics August 4, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques August 11, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics August 18, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources August 25, 6:30pm

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
August 06, 2015 6:00 PM - August 06, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
August 08, 2015 10:00 AM - August 08, 2015 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now.

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Park Steward Training Series
August 11, 2015 6:30 PM - August 11, 2015 7:30 PM

A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Our training program teaches you about the history of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and their importance in our community, how to identify plants, how to properly remove invasive plants, how plant native trees and shrubs, and the basics of leading volunteer projects and park activities. To qualify you must be 18 years or older. Trained volunteers will commit to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Register now.

Informational Session July 7, 6:30pm

Olmsted Overview July 14, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques July 21, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management July 28, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways August 1, 9:00am

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics August 4, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques August 11, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics August 18, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources August 25, 6:30pm

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
August 13, 2015 6:00 PM - August 13, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
August 15, 2015 10:00 AM - August 15, 2015 12:00 PM

It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks, volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now! 

 

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Park Steward Training Series
August 18, 2015 6:30 PM - August 18, 2015 7:30 PM

A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Our training program teaches you about the history of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and their importance in our community, how to identify plants, how to properly remove invasive plants, how plant native trees and shrubs, and the basics of leading volunteer projects and park activities. To qualify you must be 18 years or older. Trained volunteers will commit to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Register now.

Informational Session July 7, 6:30pm

Olmsted Overview July 14, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques July 21, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management July 28, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways August 1, 9:00am

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics August 4, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques August 11, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics August 18, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources August 25, 6:30pm

more >

 

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
August 20, 2015 6:00 PM - August 20, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

more >

 

Park Steward Training Series
August 25, 2015 6:30 PM - August 25, 2015 7:30 PM

A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Our training program teaches you about the history of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and their importance in our community, how to identify plants, how to properly remove invasive plants, how plant native trees and shrubs, and the basics of leading volunteer projects and park activities. To qualify you must be 18 years or older. Trained volunteers will commit to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Register now.

Informational Session July 7, 6:30pm

Olmsted Overview July 14, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques July 21, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management July 28, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways August 1, 9:00am

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics August 4, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques August 11, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics August 18, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources August 25, 6:30pm

more >

 

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
August 27, 2015 6:00 PM - August 27, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

more >

 

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 03, 2015 6:00 PM - September 03, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
September 05, 2015 10:00 AM - September 05, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in the parking lot on Coral Avenue. Register now.

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 10, 2015 6:00 PM - September 10, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - September 12, 2015 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now.

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 17, 2015 6:00 PM - September 17, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

more >

 

Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - September 19, 2015 12:00 PM

It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks, volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in parking lot near the Seneca Park basketball courts on Pee Wee Reese Road, just past Cherokee Gardens. Register now! 

 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 24, 2015 6:00 PM - September 24, 2015 8:00 PM

Help save our urban tree canopy! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines strangling our native woodland trees. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Prompt arrival is important to the success of the project.   Register now! 

more >

 

Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
October 03, 2015 10:00 AM - October 03, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in the parking lot on Coral Avenue. Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
October 10, 2015 10:00 AM - October 10, 2015 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
October 17, 2015 10:00 AM - October 17, 2015 12:00 PM

It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks, volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in parking lot near the Seneca Park basketball courts on Pee Wee Reese Road, just past Cherokee Gardens. Register now! 

 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
November 07, 2015 10:00 AM - November 07, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in the parking lot on Coral Avenue. Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
November 14, 2015 10:00 AM - November 14, 2015 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
November 21, 2015 10:00 AM - November 21, 2015 12:00 PM

It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks, volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in parking lot near the Seneca Park basketball courts on Pee Wee Reese Road, just past Cherokee Gardens. Register now! 

 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
December 05, 2015 10:00 AM - December 05, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in the parking lot on Coral Avenue. Register now.

more >

 

Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
December 19, 2015 10:00 AM - December 19, 2015 12:00 PM

It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks, volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Meet in parking lot near the Seneca Park basketball courts on Pee Wee Reese Road, just past Cherokee Gardens. Register now! 

 

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