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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

Mayor's Week of Service: Seneca Park FULL!
April 19, 2014 10:00 AM - April 19, 2014 12:00 PM

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteer opportunities with Olmsted Parks Conservancy!

This project is FULL and registration closed. Please see a list of other upcoming projects on our website at www.olmstedparks.org/events.

We hope to see you in the parks soon!

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Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan
April 19, 2014 1:00 PM - April 19, 2014 3:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy
$15—Non-members

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Volunteer Event: FULL
April 22, 2014 1:30 PM - April 22, 2014 4:30 PM

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities with Olmsted Parks Conservancy! Participation for this project is full and registration is now closed.
Please visit www.olmstedparks.org/events for a list of other upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Hope to see you in the parks soon!

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Plant ID Stroll: Iroquois Park
April 26, 2014 10:00 AM - April 26, 2014 12:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW! Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy
$15—Non-members

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Volunteer Event
April 29, 2014 1:30 PM - April 29, 2014 4:30 PM

Help restore our urban tree canopy! Possible projects may include invasive plant removal in woodland areas or planting large native trees. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Project location to be determined. Please register for more information and meeting location. Register now.

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
May 06, 2014 09:00 AM - May 06, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 08, 2014 6:00 PM - May 08, 2014 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: Iroquois Park
May 10, 2014 10:00 AM - May 10, 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: Bingham Park
May 10, 2014 10:00 AM - May 10, 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
May 13, 2014 09:00 AM - May 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 15, 2014 6:00 PM - May 15, 2014 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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Power of Olmsted Parks Breakfast
May 15, 2014 07:45 AM - May 15, 2014 08:59 AM

Join us for breakfast and a cup of Heine Brothers’ Coffee. You will learn how the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks improve our community and how you can support these historic parks. We are also happy to have Mayor Greg Fischer and retired Maker’s Mark President, Bill Samuels, Jr and first Board of Trustees Chair to speak about the Conservancy and its start!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Olmsted
3701 Frankfort Avenue
Check-in: 7:30-8:00am
Program: 8:00- 8:59am

Complimentary breakfast although RSVP(by May 7) is required. Please call 456-8125 or email

Thank you for our sponsor support from Heine Brothers’, Vint and LG&E and KU!

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
May 20, 2014 09:00 AM - May 20, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan
May 21, 2014 1:00 PM - May 21, 2014 3:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy
$15—Non-members

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park Full!
May 22, 2014 6:00 PM - May 22, 2014 8:00 PM

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities with Olmsted Parks Conservancy! Participation for this project is full and registration is now closed.
Please visit www.olmstedparks.org/events for a list of other upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Hope to see you in the parks soon!

more >

 

Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan
May 24, 2014 1:00 PM - May 24, 2014 3:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy
$15—Non-members

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
May 27, 2014 09:00 AM - May 27, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
May 29, 2014 6:00 PM - May 29, 2014 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: Seneca Park
June 03, 2014 09:00 AM - June 03, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan
June 04, 2014 1:00 PM - June 04, 2014 3:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy
$15—Non-members

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 05, 2014 6:00 PM - June 05, 2014 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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Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan
June 07, 2014 1:00 PM - June 07, 2014 3:00 PM

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore of our flora.

Patricia’s extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have been known to leave novices and experts alike wanting more, so Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Nature Center are happy to offer these outings!

The strolls are presented rain or shine so dress appropriately for outdoor activity. In the event of severe weather, the event will be held indoors at the Louisville Nature Center.

REGISTER NOW Registration and prior payment is required. Classes are limited to the first 12 registrants.

$10—Members, Louisville Nature Center & Olmsted Park Conservancy
$15—Non-members

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Volunteer Event: Tyler Park
June 07, 2014 10:00 AM - June 07, 2014 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
June 07, 2014 10:00 AM - June 07, 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
June 10, 2014 09:00 AM - June 10, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

more >

 

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 12, 2014 6:00 PM - June 12, 2014 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: Iroquois Park
June 14, 2014 10:00 AM - June 14, 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 FULL
June 17, 2014 09:00 AM - June 17, 2014 12:00 PM

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities with Olmsted Parks Conservancy! Participation for this project is full and registration is now closed.
Please visit www.olmstedparks.org/events for a list of other upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Hope to see you in the parks soon!

more >

 

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 19, 2014 6:00 PM - June 19, 2014 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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Louisville Beer Run in Iroquois Park
June 21, 2014 1:00 PM - June 21, 2014 6:00 PM

A not-so-traditional run in Iroquois Park with an amazing after-party. This run isn’t about who’s the fastest. This is simply about having fun, acting like your crazy self, and oh having a few beers along the course. Every 3 quarters of a mile, you’ll be treated to a specialty beer sampling. Once you’ve made it through the 5k course, we’ll welcome you at the after-party with your choice of a 16oz beer. We’ll continue the party with live music, food, and plenty of drink all while benefiting Olmsted Parks.

That’s not all! Every participant receives a 16oz Louisville Beer Run glass and an authentic Lousiville Beer Run t-shirt included with a paid registration. Additional glasses and shirts are available for purchase.

June 21, 2014. Walkers will start at 1:00 PM with Runners beginning at, your choice of, 1:30 PM, 1:45 PM or 2:00 PM.

This event is restricted to individuals who are 21 years of age or older as of the day of the event.

Register now!

 

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
June 24, 2014 09:00 AM - June 24, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
June 26, 2014 6:00 PM - June 26, 2014 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: Seneca Park
July 01, 2014 09:00 AM - July 01, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 03, 2014 6:00 PM - July 03, 2014 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: Seneca Park
July 08, 2014 09:00 AM - July 08, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 10, 2014 6:00 PM - July 10, 2014 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: Iroquois Park
July 12, 2014 10:00 AM - July 12, 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: Bingham Park
July 12, 2014 10:00 AM - July 12, 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
July 15, 2014 09:00 AM - July 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

more >

 

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 17, 2014 6:00 PM - July 17, 2014 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: Seneca Park
July 22, 2014 09:00 AM - July 22, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 24, 2014 6:00 PM - July 24, 2014 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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Nature Roots Camp
July 28, 2014 08:00 AM - July 28, 2014 3:00 PM

Earth Path Education presents Roots Day Camp in partnership with Olmsted Parks Conservancy!
July 28-August 1st, 2014
Join us this summer to connect with Nature in the wilds of Cherokee Park! Our earth skills adventures will root us into the earth, our community and ourselves.
Our program inspires skills of awareness and listening, teamwork, and empowerment as we learn:
Ancestral Crafts- basketry, water vessels, clay cookware, natural pigments
Primitive Skills- debris shelters, 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 registration visit www.earthpatheducation.com or call Lena Eastes (502)396-6408

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
July 29, 2014 09:00 AM - July 29, 2014 12:00 PM

Help restore this popular neighborhood park! Regular projects include removing invasive plants in woodland areas using hand tools. Gloves, tools, refreshments and guidance provided. Register now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
July 31, 2014 6:00 PM - July 31, 2014 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 02, 2014 10:00 AM - August 02, 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: Tyler Park
August 02, 2014 10:00 AM - August 02, 2014 12:00 PM

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

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
August 07, 2014 6:00 PM - August 07, 2014 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 14, 2014 6:00 PM - August 14, 2014 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 21, 2014 6:00 PM - August 21, 2014 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 28, 2014 6:00 PM - August 28, 2014 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
September 04, 2014 6:00 PM - September 04, 2014 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
September 06, 2014 10:00 AM - September 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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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 11, 2014 6:00 PM - September 11, 2014 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 18, 2014 6:00 PM - September 18, 2014 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 25, 2014 6:00 PM - September 25, 2014 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 04, 2014 10:00 AM - October 04, 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: Bingham Park
November 01, 2014 10:00 AM - November 01, 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: Tyler Park
November 01, 2014 10:00 AM - November 01, 2014 12:00 PM

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

more >

 

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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