Community-wide Clean-up in Shawnee Park this Saturday

November 22, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY – November  21, 2019 –Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro District 5 Councilwoman Donna Purvis will be guiding neighbors in morning of service in Shawnee Park this Saturday, 11/23. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.

“I’m happy to partner with the Olmsted Conservancy to remove trash from Shawnee Park for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday,” said District 5 Councilwoman Donna Purvis. “This will be a fun community bonding event with breakfast refreshments for volunteers and participants.”

Guided by Olmsted Parks Conservancy facilitators, Volunteers will focus on clearing overgrowth around the historic Lily Pond, which has been under restoration since 2016 as a part of MSD’s Shawnee Park Basin Project. Now that the work on the Lily Pond is almost complete, the volunteers will help remove invasive plants, weeds, trash, and general cleanup to beautify the area. 

 “We are excited to work with local neighbors and Councilwoman Purvis in day-of park beautification and community activation.” expressed Sarah Wolff, Program Director of Community Engagement at Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Those who have any questions or would like to sign up to volunteer can visit https://www.olmstedparks.org/events/event/volunteer-event-community-clea... or call Councilwoman Purvis at 574-1105. Volunteers will meet at the end of West Broadway, just past the intersection of West Broadway and Southern Parkway.

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About Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc., a non-profit organization, was established in 1989 to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s historic 17 Olmsted Parks and 6 Parkways. Working as a non-profit partner with Louisville Parks and Recreation, the Conservancy provides planning and funding for park improvements and natural areas management through donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. In 2019, Olmsted Parks Conservancy celebrates 30 years of connecting nature and neighborhood and overseeing $40 million in investment in our Olmsted Parks.  olmstedparks.org