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Frederick Law Olmsted focused most of his attention on Central Park until the Civil War, when he took leave of absence to become general secretary of the United States Sanitary Commission. Forerunner of the American Red Cross.

Archive: Woodland Restoration

News: Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks

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October 03, 2016

Great news! To continue work to enhance the Olmsted Parks, while helping save the Monarch Butterfly population, we have planned for another waystation to be installed in Iroquois Park. The waystation will add to the beauty of the Iroquois Summit Field area while providing food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies. The plan calls for the Conservancy more >

News: Woodland Edge Prairies Update

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May 03, 2016

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May 3 update: Throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks crews have been working to prepare the soil around the woodland edges for the prairie mix that will be planted this spring. Beginning this summer the prairie mix will grow replacing the recently eradicated invasive species. These flowers will help control invasive vines that suffocate trees on 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: Tree Saplings Triple in Park Woodlands

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February 13, 2014

GREAT NEWS! The number of tree saplings growing in Cherokee and Seneca Parks has tripled in areas cleared of invasive bush honeysuckle as compared to areas not cleared. Over the last few years Olmsted Parks Conservancy crew and volunteers have cleared invasive species from 300 acres of parkland. This exciting outcome was revealed by two more >