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Part 2: Volunteers Join Rangers in Fight Against Privet

They're back! Our Ranger superheros, Cody and Clay, continue to battle the Chinese Privet that is attempting to take over the Lucius Burch Natural Area Forest. In case you missed it, here is Tom Charlier's article in the Commercial Appeal, featuring Cody and Clay and their work we've been tracking on this blog. If that's why you're here, then read on for more details! As mentioned in the article, volunteers from International Paper and Ducks Unlimited braved the winter weather to come help... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 3-23-15 | 0 comments
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Don't Pinch Us- We're Green!

It's St. Patrick's Day- Get your green on at the Park! Forgot to wear your emerald, lime or olive today? Hit the trails at Shelby Farms Park, you'll be surrounded by green!  You know what's getting even more green? SFPC's programming. Thanks to a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, we made our program materials, topics and activities greener than ever.  What's new? In preparation for our inaugural Spring Break camp, SFPC's Programs + Events team reworked our... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 3-12-15 | 0 comments
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Bike Repair Stations New to Shelby Farms Park

Ever twisted your handle bars when riding the Tour de Wolf or realized your tires were painfully low when crossing the Wolf River Bridge on your ride into the Park? Then this post is for you and your sore quads. In case you missed the announcements here and here , Shelby Farms Park has installed four bike repair stations! So pump up those tires and continue gliding down the Greenline. The repair stations include 8 commonly used bike tools and a pump to help you make some minor tweaks... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 3-3-15 | 1 comments
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March Volunteer Spotlight | Elvin Carlson

Elvin Carlson March Volunteer of the Month   Each month in their newsletter, the Events + Programs Team highlights individuals who exemplify the Park's mission through their service. We then post them here for everyone to read! This month, we are honored to feature Elvin Carlson, a volunteer who has served Shelby Farms Park for 15 years. Thank you, Elvin!  How long have you been a volunteer at Shelby Farms Park?  About 15 years (the "New Visitor Center" had just opened a... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 3-1-15 | 0 comments
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