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Archive: Park Steward

News: Meet Scott Osborne!

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June 29, 2016

Scott spends his workdays wearing bespoke suites from Tom James, the custom clothier where he has worked for 24 years. But when he is not meeting clients, there is a good chance you will find Scott dressed in an Olmsted Parks Conservancy shirt, jeans and work boots, ready to work in his beloved Olmsted Parks. more >

News: Our Volunteers are Awesome!

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November 12, 2015

                  Thank you to the volunteers who donated their time in an Olmsted Park, in our office, or at an event this year! You have truly made a difference: 1100 volunteers donated 5000 hours! 1700 hours donated by Park Stewards and Junior Park Stewards volunteers! 46 groups volunteered over more >

News: UPS Foundation Awards Grant to Park Steward Program

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January 06, 2015

UPS employees have been volunteering in the Olmsted Parks since 2006. These enthusiastic volunteers have planted trees, removed invasive species, and repaired park structures in Shawnee, Iroquois, Cherokee and Seneca Parks.  The UPS Foundation, with its strong focus on environmental sustainability and volunteerism, has taken their commitment to the Olmsted Parks a step further by more >

News: Our Volunteers are Awesome!

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November 11, 2014

WOW! 800 Volunteers with 51 groups donated over 2500 hours to improving the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks so far this year. Groups as diverse as the US Navy, U of L Medical School and Manual High School track team worked to improve our parks. It takes a village, and we are glad you are part more >

News: Keri and Brendan Kennedy

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April 03, 2014

For Keri and Brendan Kennedy, a young professional couple who love being outdoors and feel a strong civic commitment to their city, volunteering in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks in a perfect fit. Almost every Saturday morning you can find these two working in an Olmsted Park. Keri, who works for Republic National Distributing Company, more >

News: Junior Park Steward Program Announced!

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February 11, 2014

The Junior Park Steward program provides a hands-on learning experience for high school students 14-18 years of age. Junior Park Stewards will gain valuable knowledge about conservation, park history and horticulture from Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff and trained Park Steward volunteers. The program schedule will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm June 17-July 10. Junior more >

News: Park Steward Training Starts Soon!

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January 13, 2014

Jump into the New Year with a plan to help in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. Join us on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00pm to learn more about the Park Steward program. A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by our energetic staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer more >

News: Park Steward Spotlight: Scott Choffel

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July 11, 2013

“Years ago I was in town visiting a friend in Louisville and we walked through Iroquois Park and stepped into the golf club house for a drink. I spotted a brochure for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and picked it up, not knowing whether or not I would be back to Louisville again,” Scott Choffel reminisced. more >