More than 40 years ago, passionate individuals met in Buffalo to help launch a new organization – the National Association for Olmsted Parks. This year,  NAOP will return to receive the Frederick Law Olmsted Award at the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s 20th Annual Gala on September 9. The Award, first given in 2003, honors those who “protect the environment and preserve America’s historic treasures by fostering preservation in the community, and advocating for legislative, educational, administrative, or other action that significantly promotes conservation and restoration of historic lands or properties.” Throughout 2022, BFLOParks has been a vital member of NAOP’s Olmsted Network and a dedicated Olmsted 200 partner, and we are honored to be recognized by their team.