Sustainability Roundtable: Matt Spalding, Olmsted Parks Conservancy

When Nov 02, 2021
from 04:00 PM to 04:50 PM
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Contact Phone (502) 529-1602
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Join the UofL Sustainability Council as we continue our Fall Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm.

Our speaker on November 2nd will be What is a healthy forest floor? Ask Matt Spalding of Olmsted Parks  Conservancy - YouTubeMatt Spalding, Education and Volunteer Program Manager for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

The Conservancy’s mission is to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s Olmsted-designed parks and parkways, connecting nature and neighborhood while strengthening the community’s well-being. Keenly focused on their vision that all seventeen parks and six parkways are extraordinary, in every way, for everyone, they execute projects that achieve:

  • Restoration - They restore the historical elements of the Olmsted Parks and Parkways through capital park investments.
  • Enhancement - They enhance the parks through ecological restoration and natural areas management. They follow the historic planting plans for each park, plant hundreds of trees and bushes each year, keep invasive species out of the woodlands and maintain the formally planted landscapes.
  • Community Connection - They deepen connections between neighbors and the parks through hands-on volunteer projects, Friends of Olmsted Parks neighborhood groups and playful educational programming in the parks.

We'll gather online: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting or dial-in at 502-792-9582 (Conference ID: 930 044 957#).

No pre-registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public.

If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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