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News: Willow Park Improvements

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June 11, 2013

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The Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association (CTNA) has been graciously volunteering with Olmsted Parks Conservancy over the years to ensure Willow Park is well taken care of. The association is part of our Park Adoptions Partner program. In this program groups approach us who have a particular attachment to or live in close proximity to a more >

News: Eagle Scout Projects Benefit Olmsted Parks

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June 11, 2013

  John Francisco John Francisco is only 17 years old, but has been has been volunteering in the Olmsted Parks for over 5 years; close to one third of his life! So it made sense when it came time to design his Eagle Scout project it would benefit Cherokee Park and be environmentally smart.  John more >

News: Sam Stromberg, Park Intern

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June 11, 2013

Summer for college students is a time for rest, relaxation, and lazy days by the pool. It is a time free of research papers, finals, and 8 a.m. wake up calls, right? Not for University of Kentucky Sophomore Sam Stromberg who is one of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s bright interns volunteering in the parks with more >

News: Tree Triage Thursdays

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June 11, 2013

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For the last six years, we have been clearing out the bush honeysuckle in Cherokee and Seneca Parks. We are seeing native re-growth in the cleared areas, but we are also seeing the invasive vines flourish. Such vines as porcelain berry, grapevine and bittersweet are happily growing up and over trees, strangling, deforming and in more >