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Researchers have recently discovered that children with ADD can concentrate on schoolwork and similar tasks better than usual after taking part in activities in green settings, such as walking through or playing in a park.

Events

Park Steward Training Series
March 03, 2015 6:30 PM - March 03, 2015 8:00 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.

Olmsted Overview January 27, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques February 3, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management February 10, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques February 24, 6:30pm

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics February 24, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways March 7, 9:00am

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics March 10, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources March 17, 6:30pm

Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 03, 2015 1:30 PM - March 03, 2015 4:30 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
March 07, 2015 10:00 AM - March 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: Tyler Park
March 07, 2015 10:00 AM - March 07, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors.  Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 10, 2015 1:30 PM - March 10, 2015 4:30 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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Park Steward Training Series
March 10, 2015 6:30 PM - March 10, 2015 8:00 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.

Olmsted Overview January 27, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques February 3, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management February 10, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques February 24, 6:30pm

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics February 24, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways March 7, 9:00am

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics March 10, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources March 17, 6:30pm

 

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - March 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
March 17, 2015 1:30 PM - March 17, 2015 4:30 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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Park Steward Training Series
March 17, 2015 6:30 PM - March 17, 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.

Olmsted Overview January 27, 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques February 3, 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management February 10, 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques February 24, 6:30pm

Volunteer Management & Community Outreach Basics February 24, 6:30pm

Tour of Olmsted Parks and Parkways March 7, 9:00am

Community Engagement: Communication and Leadership Basics March 10, 6:30pm

Community Engagement: Park Activities and Learning Resources March 17, 6:30pm

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 21, 2015 10:00 AM - March 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: Seneca Park
March 24, 2015 1:30 PM - March 24, 2015 4:30 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: Seneca Park
March 31, 2015 1:30 PM - March 31, 2015 4:30 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
April 04, 2015 10:00 AM - April 04, 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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Mayor's Week of Service: Chickasaw Park Volunteer Event
April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - April 18, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Tasks may include invasive removal, mulching and general park beautification. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors.  Register now.

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Mayor's Week of Service: Cherokee Park Volunteer Event
April 21, 2015 1:30 PM - April 21, 2015 4:30 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Tasks may include hand pulling invasive garlic mustard or mulching trees. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors.  Register now.

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Mayor's Week of Service: Cherokee Park Volunteer Event
April 23, 2015 1:30 PM - April 23, 2015 4:30 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Tasks may include hand pulling invasive garlic mustard or mulching trees. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors.  Register now.

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 07, 2015 6:00 PM - May 07, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 14, 2015 6:00 PM - May 14, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 21, 2015 6:00 PM - May 21, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 28, 2015 6:00 PM - May 28, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 04, 2015 6:00 PM - June 04, 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.  Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Tyler Park
June 06, 2015 10:00 AM - June 06, 2015 12:00 PM

Help restore this neighborhood park! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors.  Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
June 06, 2015 10:00 AM - June 06, 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
June 11, 2015 6:00 PM - June 11, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 18, 2015 6:00 PM - June 18, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 25, 2015 6:00 PM - June 25, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 02, 2015 6:00 PM - July 02, 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.  Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 09, 2015 6:00 PM - July 09, 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.  Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
July 11, 2015 10:00 AM - July 11, 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
July 16, 2015 6:00 PM - July 16, 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.  Register now! 

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Roots Camp: Cherokee Park
July 20, 2015 09:00 AM - July 20, 2015 3:00 PM

Earth Path Education’s Nature Roots Camp is returning to Cherokee Park! Their staff will lead earth skills adventures to help children ages 7-12 connect with nature, the community and themselves. The program aims to inspire skills of awareness and listening, teamwork, and empowerment as participants learn:
Ancestral Crafts- basketry, water vessels, clay cookware, natural pigments
Primitive Skills- shelter building, flint-napping, cordage, friction fire
Plant Wisdom- Identifying edible and medicinal plants, medicine making
Nature Awareness- tracking, bird language, camouflage, stalking, mapping
Community Connection- Storytelling, team building, games, songs

For more information and to register, visit www.earthpatheducation.com.

Register here for Roots Camp, Session 1!

Roots Day Camp 2015 Poster! (1) (1)

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 23, 2015 6:00 PM - July 23, 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.  Register now! 

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Roots Camp: Cherokee Park
July 27, 2015 09:00 AM - July 27, 2015 3:00 PM

Earth Path Education’s Nature Roots Camp is returning to Cherokee Park! Their staff will lead earth skills adventures to help children ages 7-12 connect with nature, the community and themselves. The program aims to inspire skills of awareness and listening, teamwork, and empowerment as participants learn:
Ancestral Crafts- basketry, water vessels, clay cookware, natural pigments
Primitive Skills- shelter building, flint-napping, cordage, friction fire
Plant Wisdom- Identifying edible and medicinal plants, medicine making
Nature Awareness- tracking, bird language, camouflage, stalking, mapping
Community Connection- Storytelling, team building, games, songs

For more information and to register, visit www.earthpatheducation.com.

Register here for Roots Camp, Session 2!

Roots Day Camp 2015 Poster! (1) (1)

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 30, 2015 6:00 PM - July 30, 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.  Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
August 01, 2015 10:00 AM - August 01, 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
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.  Register now! 

more >

 

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.  Register now! 

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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.  Register now! 

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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.  Register now! 

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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.  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.  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.  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.  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: 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: 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.

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