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Archive: Volunteer

News: Bench Restoration

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October 26, 2017

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Olmsted Park Steward John Hayes has been improving the woods in the parks, not by removing invasive plants, but restoring our Olmsted Park benches. John is a retiree and experienced woodworker. To-date, he has restored 14 Olmsted Park benches, donating over 150 hours of hard work. The Conservancy greatly appreciates John’s efforts, which help to more >

News: Volunteers Make Improvements at Chickasaw Park!

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October 26, 2017

GE employees and Bellarmine athletes recently volunteered in this popular neighborhood Olmsted Park. The groups helped to mulch trees, paint park facilities and fixtures, and with general park beautification. Their efforts make our investments in the Olmsted Parks possible!  

News: Volunteers Help Make Park Improvements!

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August 14, 2017

We have many groups of dedicated volunteers that help each week in the Olmsted Parks. Over the last few months, many projects have been completed in a variety of parks because of their hard work!  Here are just a few of the projects:  Show your #ParkPride by joining us for an upcoming  Volunteer Event!

News: Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park

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August 08, 2017

Over several days, Olmsted Parks Conservancy coordinated 28 volunteers to enhance the much-loved Elliott Park. Projects completed were: Painted exterior of the restroom building 100 cu. ft. of mulch was spread around the playground and swing set 55 trees were mulched New lines painted on the ball court General clean up On July 29, Dreamsetters more >

News: Celebrating our Volunteer Janet Dakan

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June 16, 2017

We celebrated Janet Dakan(on the right) and her 10 years of volunteer service! Week after week, month after month, year after year, Janet has volunteered in our office. If you’ve ever received a piece of mail from us, it is likely Janet put it in the envelope! None of us can imagine being able to more >

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: More Trees and Shrubs Thanks to LG&E

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April 30, 2015

Thanks to LG&E’s Plant for the Planet grant we are planting more shrubs and trees in Seneca Park, after removing invasive plants along Pewee Reese Rd at the Seneca walking loop. Over 50 trees and shrubs where planted as part of this multi-phase project. Great thanks to Power Creative and our Park Stewards for giving more >

News: Congratulations Sarah Wolff

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April 03, 2015

TEN YEARS! Congratulations to our very dedicated Volunteer Recruiter and Parks Activity Leader, Sarah Wolff, who this April celebrates ten years at the Conservancy. Although today Sarah is the point person at Olmsted Parks Conservancy for recruiting volunteers and matching them to the right park project, she started with the Conservancy as a volunteer. Sarah 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 >