On Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00 pm the Louisville Metro Sustainability Committee meeting will feature a presentation by Jennifer Regan about the green features of the KFC Yum! Center. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson Street, 3rd floor in Chambers, and is open to the public. The meeting will also be aired live on MetroTV, Insight Channel 25. Committee meetings are also aired in reruns on MetroTV, and the schedule can be found here. You can also watch the meeting online here.
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle will take place on Memorial Day, May 27, starting at the Great Lawn on Waterfront Park. Participate in a 15 mile bike ride, 5k walk or 3 mile paddle. Go Green and bring your own water bottles! Canoe and kayak rentals are available. To reserve a boat contact River City Canoe & Kayak at 384-3737 or email email@example.com. Learn more about the event.
- Rain gardens and their role in stormwater management
- Landscape/lawn assessment: locating the site for a rain garden
- Rain garden construction: size, design, and installation
- Plant selection, care, and rain garden maintenance
The event will take place at the Extension Service office at 810 Barret Avenue in the morning and in the afternoon participants will install a rain garden at Breslin Park, 1388 Lexington Road. The event costs $15 and includes lunch. Please RSVP by Friday, May 17th by calling Sarah Stolz at 502.569.2344 ext 120 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. View a flyer for the event.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been making nice progress on Botanica’s Founders Garden. We’ve removed the industrial dirt and pieces of the old road under the planting area, run water to the site, installed the irrigation, and brought in new soil. Today, we’re in the process of laying the pathway. But now we need your help!
Please join us on Saturday, May 11th to help make the garden a reality! We need your hands, shovels and green thumbs to get the plants in the ground so they can start happily growing for the season.
Here are the details:
- Saturday, May 11 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
- At the Founders Garden (Heigold House near Frankfort Avenue and River Road)
- Please bring your own gloves, shovels, and trowels
If you plan to volunteer, please let us know if you’ll be coming in the morning or afternoon by emailing email@example.com
The 9th District and the Energy Pros are holding the One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling Event on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the lower gravel parking lot at the Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. This drive-thru event is free for all residents. Businesses will not be allowed to participate at this event. We will be accepting a multitude of items to be reused or recycled, including paper for shredding, cell phones and handheld electronics, household furniture, clothing, children and baby items, medical supplies, shoes (new, used, and worn out), household building supplies, household electronics, medical supplies, TVs (working and cable ready only), and batteries (rechargeable only).
View a flyer with a detailed list of what is accepted for recycling at the Responsible Recycling Event.
Download the One Stop Drop Flyer to share with others.
We are looking for volunteers to help direct traffic and collect donations. If you are interested in volunteering please call 574-1109 or email Katie Holmes.
On Thursday, April 25th at 3:00 pm the Louisville Metro Sustainability Committee meeting will feature a presentation from MSD with an update on the Integrated Overflow Abatement Plan (IOAP), what the average citizen can do to help with stormwater issues, and an update on green infrastructure projects and partners. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson Street, and is open to the public. The meeting will also be aired live on MetroTV, Insight Channel 25. Committee meetings are also aired in reruns on MetroTV, and the schedule can be found here. You can also watch the meeting online here.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh and community groups will hold a media event on Monday, April 22nd in honor of Earth Day at Karen Lynch Park. The event will underscore the work of the Doorway to the Avenue Committee.
The update will map out progress the Committee has made in revitalizing and restoring the environmental beauty of the Frankfort Avenue Area and along the Butchertown Greenway.
In honoring Earth Day, the Councilwoman will be joined by the Butchertown Neighborhood Association and other community groups. The event will be held between two canoe trips to highlight environmental issues related to Beargrass Creek that are being organized by Get Outdoors Kentucky.
The short presentation will get underway at 4:15pm at the floodwall of Karen Lynch Park located at Brownsboro Road and Story Avenue.
Read a blog post from David Wicks with more information about the projects that the event will highlight.
The Kentucky Derby Festival and Bike Louisville have teamed to up provide free Bike Valet Parking during this year’s Thunder Over Louisville event. The bicycle parking facility will open at noon the day of Thunder Over Louisville, Saturday, April 20, and close at 11 P.M.
Just ride to Witherspoon Street and look for the bicycle parking area directly behind Slugger Field (see map).
Need to find a safe biking route? Just use this cool online bike routing tool!
How does it work? Ride to Thunder and just check in your bike, get a wristband at the booth and return with your wristband to retrieve your bicycle. Volunteers will record your name, bicycle type (brand name) and color of your bicycle. It’s a free service, sponsored by Louisville Metro to make Louisville more bike friendly!
The fifteenth annual District 9 Spring Community Cleanup was a success! On Saturday, April 13, 2013, over 40 dedicated volunteers met in the Clifton Kroger parking lot for coffee, donated by Heine Brothers’ Coffee, and breakfast sandwiches, donated by Clifton McDonalds. The cleanup effort kicked off at 9:00 a.m. and volunteers worked on both sides of Brownsboro Road to clean up litter. Volunteers also worked along feeder streets to Brownsboro Road. Thank you volunteers for your day of service!
Beargrass Clean Sweep!
Thursday, April 18 9:00am-3:00pm
Butchertown Greenway, meet at the pumping station.
Wear closed toe shoes and dress for getting dirty and working outdoors. Bring a refillable water bottle. Gloves and trash bags provided. Contact Daren Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 523-6888 for more information.
On Thursday, April 18, MSD will be taking part in the Mayor’s Give a Day Week. Volunteers are invited to join in a project near the Beargrass Flood Pumping Station at the corner of Brownsboro Road and Story Avenue. They will be cleaning up the Karen Lynch Park in preparation for the Green Infrastructure Park as well as complete cleaning in Beargrass Creek in preparation for the Earth Day Celebration and the Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle. If you have a canoe to bring to clean up the creek, please do so.
The event will start at 9am and will run until about 3pm. Feel free to drop in for any part of this time to volunteer. They will also be repairing a drainage ditch near Beargrass Creek that will be utilized in the Green Infrastructure Park.