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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

Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
December 02, 2014 1:30 PM - December 02, 2014 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
December 06, 2014 10:00 AM - December 06, 2014 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: Seneca Park
December 09, 2014 1:30 PM - December 09, 2014 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: Iroquois Park
December 13, 2014 10:00 AM - December 13, 2014 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
December 16, 2014 1:30 PM - December 16, 2014 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
December 20, 2014 10:00 AM - December 20, 2014 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
December 23, 2014 1:30 PM - December 23, 2014 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
December 30, 2014 1:30 PM - December 30, 2014 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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project: Shelby Park
January 19, 2015 11:00 AM - January 19, 2015 1:00 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was created to encourage people to come together to improve lives, bridge barriers, and move the nation closer to the “Beloved Community” Dr. King envisioned. Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host a volunteer event in Shelby Park in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19 11:00am-1:00pm. Projects may include trash pick-up, planting large native trees and mulching. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register Now!

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Park Steward Information Session
January 20, 2015 6:30 PM - January 20, 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, as well as how to properly remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. To qualify you must be 18 years or older.

This information session will be held at the Conservancy’s office on Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30pm. Register now.

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Park Steward Training I: Olmsted Overview
January 27, 2015 6:30 PM - January 27, 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, as well as how to properly remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. To qualify you must be 18 years or older. Trained volunteers will commit to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach.

Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30pm, this required training session is held at the Conservancy’s office . The first in the series, this training will provide an overview of the Conservancy and our efforts. Register now.

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Park Steward Training II: Plant Identification
February 03, 2015 6:30 PM - February 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.

A required training session for prospective Park Stewards will be held at the Conservancy’s office on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30pm. The second in a series, this training will provide attendees with skills to identify plants in our region. Trained volunteers will commit to assist with restoration projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach.Register now.

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Park Steward Training III: Integrated Pest Management
February 10, 2015 6:30 PM - February 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.
This required training session for prospective Park Stewards will be held at the Conservancy’s office on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30pm. The third in a series, this training will discuss integrated pest management techniques. Register now.

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Park Steward Training IV: Horticultural Techniques
February 17, 2015 6:30 PM - February 17, 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.
A required training session for prospective Park Stewards will be held at the Conservancy’s office on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30pm. The fourth in a series, this training will discuss planting, pruning and mulching techniques used in horticulture. Register now.

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Park Steward Training V: Volunteer Management & Community Outreach
February 24, 2015 6:30 PM - February 24, 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.
A required training session for prospective Park Stewards will be held at the Conservancy’s office on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm. The fifth in a series, this training will discuss volunteer management and community outreach. Register now.

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