Category: Field Notes

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.
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Preservation Takes Root in Biltmore’s Italian Garden

In their most ambitious landscape preservation project since 2005, Biltmore is planting an American holly hedge along one side of its Italian Garden. This will improve the view and restore the design to Olmsted’s original vision.
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Washington Park Is Named County Historic Landmark

The Olmsted Network celebrates exciting progress in Milwaukee, WI, as Washington Park receives historic designation.
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Bringing Olmsted Parks & Principles to APHA Annual Meeting 

The Olmsted Network emphasized the vital relationship between public parks and public health during the American Public Health Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, GA.
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Montrose Park’s Historic White Oak Partly Removed

Friends of Montrose Park in Washington, DC, say goodbye to a long-standing white oak tree and make plans for future tree planting.
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Students in Downing Park Embrace Root for Trees! Program

The Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties welcomed students to Downing Park for the kick-off for the Root for Trees! Program.
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Olmsted City of Greater Utica Wraps Big Year with Big News

Olmsted City of Greater Utica celebrates the restoration of the historic Lily Pond in F.T. Proctor Park and its receipt of a large USDA Community Forestry Grant.
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Belle Isle Conservancy Searches for CEO

In October, Belle Isle Conservancy began its search for a new leader.
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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates River Restoration for Boston’s Emerald Necklace 

On November 29, the Boston community celebrated the completion of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management Project.
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Birkenhead Park in Running for UNESCO World Heritage Status 

Birkenhead Park added to the 2023 UK Tentative List for World Heritage for pioneering urban, public parks and serving most famously as the inspiration for New York’s Central Park.
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Weed Wrangle in Deepdene Forest 

Volunteers from across Atlanta joined Olmsted Linear Park Alliance to remove invasives from Deepdene Forest.
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Lake Wales Leaders Adopt Model Olmsted-Inspired Development Plan

After months of advocacy, the Lake Wales City Commission unanimously adopted the Lake Wales Envisioned plan.
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Ribbon Cutting Marks First Landmark for Seaside Gateway Trail 

The University of Bridgeport recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Seaside Gateway Trail. 
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A Long History for a Short Bridge 

After 25 years of community advocacy, the beloved Carlton Street Footbridge has reopened to visitors of Boston's Emerald Necklace.
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Downing Park Conservancy Sports New Logo

Downing Park Conservancy aims to attract new park supporters with its recent rebrand.