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Archive: Volunteer

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 >

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 >

News: Meet Hannah Heine, Marketing Intern

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July 11, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has a very small office staff and park crew, so summer interns make big contributions by helping us take care of the Olmsted Parks! We are happy to introduce Hannah Heine, our marketing intern, who is in the office learning about Olmsted, the parks, and how non-profits work. Hannah has been working more >

News: Catholic Heart Work Camp 2013: Volunteers 450 hours in 4 Parks in 4 days!

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June 28, 2013

Catholic Heart Work Camp 2013 volunteers repainted a restroom building in Boone Square

Volunteers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Ohio participating in Catholic Heart Work Camp gave 450 hours of service this week to help remove invasive plants in Shawnee and Tyler Parks, mulch historic trees in Cherokee Park, and paint a restroom building in Boone Square. Many thanks to the campers and leaders for their more >

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: 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 >

News: Cyclists Love Olmsted Parks and Parkways!

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June 05, 2013

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The Olmsted Parks and Parkways have a long shared history with cycling, including the following: In 1897, in honor of the Board of Park Commissioners who authorized construction of a cinder path for bikes along Southern Parkway, 10,000 bicyclists paraded from downtown Louisville to Southern Parkway and then to Iroquois Park. Bugles and cannon fire more >

News: Nurturing an Investment

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June 05, 2013

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Now that planting season is over Olmsted Parks Conservancy is working hard to ensure the 2,000 trees and shrubs planted by staff and hardworking volunteers in the fall of 2012 and winter of 2013 in Cherokee and Seneca Parks survive to maturity. Watering trees through the hot summer months is crucial to their survival. Instead more >

News: April Volunteers Rock!

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April 18, 2013

It takes a lot of hands on effort to take care of our Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, and we can’t do it without the help from the community! Thanks to you, our amazing volunteers, April was an incredible month of service (and we aren’t finished yet!).  Additional thanks goes to our Park Stewards who all helped more >