Category: Conservation & Advocacy

Field Notes

2024 Named “Year of the Memorial Park Conservancy”

Maplewood, NJ, honors the organization and volunteers who steward the community’s historic Memorial Park.
Field Notes

Central Park’s Bow Bridge Is Back

The landmark bridge, which was closed last November for upkeep and renovations, is now re-open.
Field Notes

2024 Olmsted Network Award Nominations Announced

Do you know an Olmsted champion worthy of recognition? Let us know by May 15!
Field Notes

2024 Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship Open

The Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship supports research projects utilizing the Olmsted Archives at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Applications for 2024 are open through April 1.
Field Notes

Friends of Olmsted-Beil House awarded grant for historic preservation plan

Friends of Olmsted-Beil House is the proud recipient of a grant that will enable them to prepare a historic preservation plan and schematic design for Olmsted’s historic farmhouse.
Conservation & Advocacy

Crichton Club Speech Paves Way for Olmsted Preservation in Ohio

Olmsted Network President & CEO Anne "Dede" Petri recently spoke at the prestigious Crichton Club, calling for a deeper commitment to the preservation of Ohio's rich Olmsted heritage.
Conservation & Advocacy

Olmsted parks and places adapt in the face of climate change

As landscapes contend with the realities of climate change, the Olmsted Network and our coalition of partners embrace Olmsted’s nature-based solutions.
Field Notes

Good News for Morningside Park’s Beloved Pond and Waterfall

Friends of Morningside Park, NYCParks and Columbia University launch research partnership to study toxic pond algae and revitalize the park’s pond and waterfall.
Conservation & Advocacy

Let Olmsted Point the Way  

The planned demolition of Boston's Shattuck Hospital presents an opportunity to reclaim public parkland.
Conservation & Advocacy

Olmsted Network Announces 2023 Award Winners

The Olmsted Network is proud to recognize Constance Guardi, Arleyn Levee, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, Lake Park Friends and the Washington Park Camera Club Archives Committee for their service to Olmsted places and principles.
Field Notes

Lake Wales Heritage Plants Trees & Inspires Students

Located in the heart of Florida, Lake Wales has a rich Olmsted history. Lake Wales Heritage, the local conservancy, intends to bring FLO Jr.’s vision for the landscape back to life— all while introducing local students to landscape architecture.
Field Notes

Seaside Park’s Gateway Trail Opens

Just in time for the summer season, Seaside Park’s long-awaited “park within a park” opens up in Bridgeport, CT.
Urban Planning

Another Voice: Buffalo planning should be inspired by Olmsted

Originally published by The Buffalo News, this article encourages Buffalo leaders and community members to continue finding inspiration in Olmsted's principles.
Olmsted & the Olmsted Firm

The Olmsteds and the Development of the National Park System

Rolf Diamant— the co-author of "Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea"— explores the Olmsted family's ties to the National Park Service.
Conservation & Advocacy

FLO Honored on Capitol Hill with Tree Dedication Ceremony

Recently, Congress planted a Kentucky coffeetree to memorialize Frederick Law Olmsted's powerful impact on the U.S. Capitol Grounds and America's physical and social fabric.