Volunteer

What does it mean to be a steward of The Parklands? It means working to sustain our natural resources and the environment for future generations. It means taking an active interest in the land you live on, preserving it for the natural community, as well as enhancing the quality of life for your human community. It means supporting our education goals for increased community-wide scientific literacy. It means helping to put on world-class programming and events open to the public. There are so many ways to get involved and make a positive impact. What will you do to become a steward of The Parklands of Floyds Fork and the Louisville community?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Parklands of Floyds Fork! Volunteers are invaluable resources to The Parklands, and serve as instrumental partners in our mission to create a world-class park system that enhances the recreation, education, and environment for generations.

There are many ways you can volunteer your time:

*All positions in the Ambassador program have been filled. Thank you for your enthusiasm! If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email agreenwell@21cparks.org

Interested? Take a minute to fill out our volunteer application online, or contact Ali Greenwell, Program Coordinator at agreenwell@21cparks.org or (502) 584-0350.

Upcoming Volunteer Events:

 

Project: Garden Gateway Weeding Project

Date: Friday, August 4th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: William F. Miles Trailhead in Beckley Creek Park

Description: We will be weeding the garden beds at the Garden Gateway along the Park Road and Louisville Loop in Beckley Creek Park. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

Project: Wednesday Morning Gardening

Date: Wednesday, August 9th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: Seaton Valley Trailhead Parking Lot in Turkey Run Park

Description: We will be weeding and mulching the garden beds in the Hikers Rest area of Turkey Run Park. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

Project: Humana Grand Allee Spruce-Up

Date: Friday, August 11th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: Festival Promenade Parking Lot in Beckley Creek Park

Description: Work alongside our Horticulture Team to help weed the garden beds along the beautiful Humana Grand Allee. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

Project: Wednesday Morning Gardening

Date: Wednesday, August 16th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: Brown Forman Silo Center in Turkey Run Park

Description: We will be weeding the garden beds in the Silo Center area of Turkey Run Park. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

Project: American Chestnut Grove Work Day

Date: Friday, August 18th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: William F. Miles Trailhead in Beckley Creek Park

Description: Work alongside our Natural Areas Team to help remove weeds and spread pine straw at the American Chestnut Grove in Beckley Creek Park. Learn more about the history of this tree species and how we’re working to restore its presence in The Parklands. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

Project: Wednesday Morning Gardening

Date: Wednesday, August 23rd

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: Pope Lick Park Trailhead

Description: Work alongside our Horticulture team to help weed the garden beds at the Trailhead entrance to Pope Lick Park. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

Project: Weeding Project at the Cliffside Center

Date: Friday, August 25th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: Cliffside Center Playground and Sprayground entrance in Broad Run Park

Description: Work alongside our Horticulture Team to help weed the garden beds at the Cliffside Center in Broad Run Park . All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

  

 

Project: Wednesday Morning Gardening

Date: Wednesday, August 30th

Time: 8-11 am

Meeting Location: Brown Forman Silo Center

Description: Work alongside our Horticulture Team to touch up the mulch near park benches and in garden beds along the Louisville Loop in Turkey Run Park. All tools and instruction are provided. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen! In the event of severe weather, any changes will be communicated via email, so keep an eye on your inbox!

RSVP: Email agreenwell@21cparks.org to sign up

 

 

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