Category: Staff

PART 1: Park Superheroes Face Invasive Privet

It’s a regular day at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (finally) with the ice clearing and the staff preparing for the 2015 Eco Eggstravaganza .  Meanwhile, two rangers (our superheroes) are working in the cold, battling a nasty species in the forest: The Chinese Privet.         This invasive plant originating from East Asia has come to Shelby Farms Park and infected the forest! These before and after photos taken in the Lucius Burch Jr. Natural Area of Shelby... Read More
Posted by Chelsey McKinney at 2-24-15 | 1 comments
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2015 at the Park

The word for the year? "Change".  Okay, you can never choose just one word. "Growth" also represents this coming year at Shelby Farms Park, according to Laura Morris. I sat down and talked with SFPC's Executive Director about the year ahead -and yes this is the same Laura that has been at the Park for years; her big change came last year when she married and changed her name from Adams to Morris.  Laura noted that "change and in equal part growth" summarizes the year ahead,... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-6-15 | 0 comments
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Staff Spotlight: Chelsey McKinney

Meet Chelsey (* not Chelse a..  I learned the hard way),  SFPC's newest addition to the growing staff here at the Park! A Memphis native, Chelsey is in her twenties, likes long walks on the beach with her ferret, Spike, and listening to Nickelback on repeat. Just kidding . We'll let Chelsey tell you about herself in her own words. Hear all about where she came from, why she chose Shelby Farms Park and get a glimpse at why we chose her!  Chelsey grew up in Memphis and... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 12-9-14 | 0 comments
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