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February Volunteer of the Month

February Volunteer Spotlight | Kathryn Clark  The Events + Programs Team is excited to highlight individuals who exemplify the Park's mission through their service. This month, we are honored to feature Kathryn Clark, a volunteer who has served with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy for the past 4 years.You can sign up for our monthly Events + Programs Newsletter to get the inside scoop on what's happening in the Park and the people who make it happen by emailing Monique Stitts at... Read More
Posted by Jasmin Mayen at 2-23-16 | 0 comments
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Memphis Garden Clubs Bring Weed Wrangle to Memphis + Shelby Farms Park

Green doesn't always mean good.  In a recent Commercial Appeal article , Lichterman volunteer Arch Johnston stated that Memphis' forests looked foreign to him, they were so overridden by invasive species and unhealthy. The photo below captures what he was seeing.  To me, and most other untrained eyes, this image looks like a full, healthy forest that is thriving and green even in the winter when this photo was taken. Most people wouldn't believe that the picture... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-29-16 | 0 comments
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Parks' Role in Civil Rights

Yesterday, we celebrated the man who has become synonymous with the words, "I Have a Dream".  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial inequality, inspired people to dream of a different world and compelled people to take action and achieve equality for all people. Today, we remember MLK's life and hard work to leave a better world and we look closely at society and what still needs to be done. Inspired by the great work Martin Luther King Jr. did for our country, I wanted to... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-19-16 | 1 comments
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November Volunteer of the Month

November Volunteer Spotlight | Phil Moss Interview done by Coral O'Connor, SFPC Events + Programs Assistant How long have you been a volunteer at Shelby Farms Park? What do you find most fulfilling? My tenure at the park began somewhere in the mid-90's after a forced early retirement from Northwest Airlines. I was hired on as Volunteer Reserve Rangers under Shelby County auspices. I find that interaction with a new park patron is the most fulfilling. Explaining what is available at... Read More
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September Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month | Jonathan Edwards  Interview by Natalie Wilson, SFPC Manager of Events + Programs October is almost here which means cool, fall temperatures, pumpkin spiced lattes and the opening of Spooky Nights in Shelby Farms Park! Beginning its third year as a fundraising event for the park, Spooky Nights has become a Mid-South tradition for thousands of Halloween enthusiasts to enjoy park life at night! From enjoying Memphis’ only haunted trail, zombie... Read More
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