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Archive: Volunteer

News: Olmsted Parks Conservancy Community Report

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June 08, 2014

Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues to make great strides in park improvements, volunteer involvement, and donor commitment. The work accomplished is essential to keeping the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks healthy. Please checkout our latest Community Report. This report recaps the accomplishments made throughout the year! Thank you all those that support the Conservancy’s efforts! Thank you 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: MLK, Jr. Day of Service 2014: Planting Trees in Shelby Park

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January 21, 2014

Over 60 volunteers came out to help plant trees in Shelby Park in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Several individuals and groups enjoyed the beautiful weather and sense of community which permeated the event. Check out our photos, and the photo gallery and video courtesy of the Courier Journal’s Alton Strupp 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: Adoption Group–Alpha Tau Omega, University of Louisville

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January 03, 2014

"Cleaning a park is such an easy task that makes the world of difference to the community. With a couple of hours and some trash bags, the Brothers of ATO create a cleaner, safer place for kids to enjoy their sunny afternoons." 
- Jacob Jones
Alpha Tau Omega Member;  University of Louisville Inter-fraternity Council, Vice President of Service

“Volunteering through Olmsted Parks reflects the values of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. As an organization, we understand the importance of providing our services to the community and how our actions impact the lives of others. Cleaning a park is such an easy task that makes the world of difference to the community. With a more >

News: Meet Nathan Slaven

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December 05, 2013

Nathan Slaven, 14, has lived in Chicago and China, but has truly found a “home” in Cherokee Park. He signed up to volunteer at the Thursday night Tree Triage event this past summer to fulfill his high school service hours requirement, but long after his hours were completed he continued to volunteer. Nathan’s whole face more >

Projects: LG&E and KU’s Plant for the Planet Grant

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November 25, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is please again to be planting trees in Seneca Park because of a grant from LG&E and KU’s Plant for the Planet program. Because of their committment to our community and with matching gifts from the Conservancy donors have provided, we have planted $40,000 worth of trees over the last four years! This year we more >

News: Meet Nolan McQueen, Park Steward

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October 09, 2013

The future of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks looks very bright in the hands of Nolan McQueen! Nolan, who is 18 and seems wise beyond his years, is a senior at Manual High School and a recent graduate of the Conservancy’s Park Steward volunteer training program. As nationally ranked junior cyclist, he began volunteering in more >

News: Volunteer Spotlight: Crosley Radio and Modern Marketing Concepts

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July 11, 2013

Crosley Radio and Modern Marketing Concepts have only been involved with Olmsted Parks Conservancy for less a year, but are already making a significant contribution to the health and beauty of the Olmsted Parks! Crosley Radio and Modern Marketing Concepts’ president Keith Starr, a Highlands neighborhood resident, has been an Olmsted Parks Conservancy member for more >