Category: Conservation & Advocacy

Field Notes

“Olmsted Property” Category Submissions Welcome for Annual PGMS Awards 

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) Green Star Awards includes a category for “Olmsted Property” to recognize management which honors and respects historic properties. It is open to historic properties of all kinds.
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Two Olmsted Landscapes in Connecticut Win Awards

Preservation Connecticut recently recognized Waterbury’s Fulton Park and New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park at their annual awards ceremony.
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Biltmore’s Azalea Garden: A Tribute to Chauncey Beadle

The Azalea Garden at Biltmore is home to more than 20,000 plants and is the culmination of an estate superintendent’s passion.
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Biltmore: The Birthplace of American Forestry

When George Vanderbilt began planning his grand estate in Asheville, North Carolina, more than a century ago, portions of the lush forest that surround Biltmore House now once was overworked farmland and overcut woodland.
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Boston: White Stadium Update

Two local advocacy groups— the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Franklin Park Defenders— unite to protect Boston's Franklin Park from privatization efforts.
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The Past and Present of Downing Park

Downing Park, the last collaboration between Olmsted and Vaux, continues to be a beloved asset in the Newburgh community.
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Chicago to Drain Park’s Vital Wetland 

Against the recommendations of the Midway Plaisance Park Advisory Council, Chicago is set to disfigure another Olmsted-designed park.
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Honoring Joan Bozer, a founding mother of the Olmsted Network

Buffalo city leaders recently named the atrium of the former post office building after preservationist and longtime legislator Joan Bozer.
Conservation & Advocacy

Privatization of Our Parks Is A Real Danger

The Olmsted Network weighs in on the legal challenge to proposed renovations to White Stadium in Boston's Franklin Park.
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Celebrating Druid Hills’ Olmsted Linear Park

Olmsted Linear Park Alliance recently hosted its annual Green & Gold Gala, raising over $65,000 to support the preservation of the park and the care of its magnificent trees.
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Riverside Now Fully Covered as National Historic Landmark

Recognized for its historical and architectural significance, the Village of Riverside, IL, recently received expanded National Historic Landmark boundaries.
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NYC Parks Budget Cuts Could Reverse Decades of Progress

Help bring awareness to this issue by writing a letter to Mayor Adams.
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Private Proposal Threatens Public Use of Franklin Park’s White Stadium 

Emerald Necklace Conservancy opposes privatization of Franklin Park in legal filing.
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2024 Named “Year of the Memorial Park Conservancy”

Maplewood, NJ, honors the organization and volunteers who steward the community’s historic Memorial Park.
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Central Park’s Bow Bridge Is Back

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