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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
February 09, 2016 1:30 PM - February 09, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
February 16, 2016 1:30 PM - February 16, 2016 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. Register now! 

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FREE Informational Session: Park Steward Program
February 16, 2016 6:30 PM - February 16, 2016 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. Park Stewards volunteer an average of at least 4 hours monthly to help protect and restore natural areas, to raise awareness in the community and serve as advocates for Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. Benefits of becoming a Park Steward include learning about native flora and fauna, gaining hands-on experience in ecological restoration, developing leadership skills, and volunteering alongside others who share a passion for our neighborhood parks.

To be a Park Steward, you do not have to have previous volunteering experience but you do need to be 18 years or older.

There will be a FREE Informational Session about the Park Steward Program on February 16, 2016 at 6:30pm. Register now. Or call us at 502-456-8125 to reserve your spot!

There is a $50 training program fee which helps to offset the costs for materials, certifications and administrative costs. To request a scholarship application, please email us or call 502-456-8125.

Spring 2016 Park Steward Training Schedule

Olmsted Overview  Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques  Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management  Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques  Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm

Volunteer Management  Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30pm

Community Engagement  Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm

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Volunteer Event: Cherokee Park
February 23, 2016 1:30 PM - February 23, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Park Steward Training
February 23, 2016 6:30 PM - February 23, 2016 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. Benefits of becoming a Park Steward include learning about native flora and fauna, gaining hands-on experience in ecological restoration, developing leadership skills, and volunteering alongside others who share a passion for our neighborhood parks.

To be a Park Steward, you do not have to have previous volunteering experience but you do need to be 18 years or older. Park Stewards volunteer an average of at least 4 hours monthly to help protect and restore natural areas, to raise awareness in the community and serve as advocates for Louisville’s Olmsted Parks.

There is a $50 training program fee which helps to offset the costs for materials, certifications and other program costs. To request a scholarship application, please email us or call 502-456-8125.

Register now to attend the training series!

Spring 2016 Park Steward Training Schedule

Olmsted Overview  Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30pm

Plant Identification Techniques  Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30pm

Integrated Pest Management  Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm

Horticultural Techniques  Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm

Volunteer Management  Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30pm

Community Engagement  Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 01, 2016 1:30 PM - March 01, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
March 05, 2016 10:00 AM - March 05, 2016 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
March 08, 2016 1:30 PM - March 08, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
March 12, 2016 10:00 AM - March 12, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 15, 2016 1:30 PM - March 15, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 22, 2016 1:30 PM - March 22, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
March 29, 2016 1:30 PM - March 29, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Bingham Park
April 02, 2016 10:00 AM - April 02, 2016 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
April 05, 2016 1:30 PM - April 05, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
April 09, 2016 10:00 AM - April 09, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
April 12, 2016 1:30 PM - April 12, 2016 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. Register now! 

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - May 14, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
June 11, 2016 10:00 AM - June 11, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
July 09, 2016 10:00 AM - July 09, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
August 13, 2016 10:00 AM - August 13, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
September 10, 2016 10:00 AM - September 10, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
October 08, 2016 10:00 AM - October 08, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
November 12, 2016 10:00 AM - November 12, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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