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:

Corporate & Community Groups: 

Your group can work with us to host a private volunteering event. Volunteering is a great team-building activity and some companies offer employees Volunteer Time Off (VTO). 

Single Day Volunteer Opportunities: 

Keep an eye on this page for special volunteer events such as our annual Creek Sweep, MLK Day of Service and Arbor Day activities. 

Reforestation Work in Turkey Run Park - A Hardwood Forest for the Future

Date: 11/17/2018 (Sat.)

Time: Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm EDT

Location: Ben Stout House in Turkey Run Park located at 8630 Stout Rd, Louisville, KY 40291.

The Parklands of Floyds Fork has implemented a reforestation plan in the Boone Bottoms section of Turkey Run Park. We are seeking volunteers to help remove small Box Elder, Sycamore, and Bradford Pear trees. The removal of these competitive plants will ensure that the varies species of oaks and hickories previously planted thrive and prosper.  

No previous training experience necessary! All tools and instruction will be provided, including gloves and a snack. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. We will work in light rain. In the case of severe weather, we will send out a cancelation email to volunteers who use this sign-up link.

On-Going Volunteering: 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER?

Take a minute to fill out our volunteer application, or contact Sam Stewart, Director of Parklands Fund and External Events at sstewart@21cparks.org or (502) 584-0350.

  

 

  

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