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LouisvilleKY’s Beargrass Creek presentation to take place Monday at Mayor’s Gallery

Louisville, Ky., – The Mayor’s Music and Art Series will feature a special Earth Day presentation of “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard” in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall on Monday, April 24 at Noon. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion, and informational vendor booths will be on site. “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard,” examines Louisville’s primary urban stream in all its majesty and misery. It serves as a vital conversation starter designed to engage all residents and visitors in the future of the creek and the neighborhoods that comprise its 61-square-mile watershed. The documentary…


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LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Adding Kentucky Wildflower Meadow and Community Gardens

New amenities slated for April completion PROSPECT, Ky. (March 21, 2017)— Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist community in Prospect, today announced the addition of new amenities including a wildflower meadow as well as a community garden. Both the community garden and the wildflower meadow will be located at Bergamot Drive and Chamberlain Lane, just west of the community’s amphitheater and lake. The three-acre wildflower meadow will incorporate species native to the state, and will include many of the varieties for which the community streets are named. The meadow will be in concert with nature and will enhance and attract…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders Monday to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs. “The nice weather we’ve had recently has given people the urge to get out and explore,” Fischer said. “There’s a little of something for everyone in the South Points Scenic Area – restaurants, landmarks, beautiful parks – and attractions like the Kentucky Derby Museum. It’s…


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Louisville Zoo announces new and returning attractions for 2017

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo staff is excited to announce new and returning attractions for the spring/summer season presented by Ford Motor Company. The season kicks off on Saturday, March 18 with extended Zoo hours through Labor Day. Guests can arrive 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and stay to enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.   New this Spring: Butterflies and Pony Ride Attraction Starting May 20, Zoo guests can experience over 600 native butterflies and moths sipping nectar from flowers in a 1000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly species will…


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LouisvilleKY’s zoo celebrates financial boost

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is celebrating the completion of its Leadership Capital Campaign. Today, Mayor Fischer, Louisville Zoo Board president Darryl Metzger and Zoo Director John Walczak announced the final major gift to the campaign. Thanks to a $1 million gift from The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, the Leadership Campaign exceeded its goal of $10.4 million for a final raised amount of $11.44 million. In recognition of the Schnatter Family’s gift, the Zoo also announced today the naming of the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation Plaza at Leopard Leap. This area will be an inviting space, welcoming…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Seeks Trashformation Contest Entries and Eco-Partners for Earth Month

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo invites students in pre-K – grade 12 to get involved with the fifth annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. The annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company in April. Students are encouraged to communicate the importance of recycling and sustainability through art. Using only recyclable items, students’ art submissions should express or interpret “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.” New this year, the Zoo is partnering with the Louisville Orchestra’s MakingMUSIC Landfill Orchestra…


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LouisvilleKY is getting more trees

Mayor Fischer announces $1 million for planting trees He and TreesLouisville also challenge the community to help match the contribution LOUISVILLE, KY (November 21, 2016)— Mayor Greg Fischer, TreesLouisville and the Community Foundation of Louisville announced today that an anonymous donor has contributed $1 million for tree planting throughout the city, and the community is launching an effort to match that donation. “That’s an ambitious goal, but we know that trees are very important for our environment, our economy and civic pride, and if all citizens participate, we can get it done,” Mayor Fischer said. Susan Barry, president and CEO…


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Pumpkins starting to turn nasty and rotten? LouisvilleKY offering disposal services

  Louisville, Ky. (October 28, 2016) – The Fall holiday season means tons of pumpkins must be disposed of in Louisville once their days as decoration are over. This year Metro Public Works has a special request for residents: Don’t trash that pumpkin! Our Solid Waste Division wants citizens to put their real pumpkins out with their regular yard waste for collection instead of putting them in the garbage. That will allow us to recycle the pumpkins, along with yard waste, into mulch to be reused in landscaping and gardening. It will help make Louisville look good and prevent the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Announces Reduced Winter General Admission Prices

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo adult (12-59) general admission will be reduced to $9.95 and $6.95 for children (ages 3-11) and seniors (60+) starting Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. The Louisville Zoo is proud to team up with Kroger to help Dare to Care again support families in our community with a winter food drive during the Zoo’s Kroger Wild Winter Days Nov. 1 through Feb. 28. Guests who bring at least one canned food item per person to benefit Dare to Care or show their Kroger Plus card will receive $1 off winter adult or child admission….


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LouisvilleKY’s 2016 Sustainability Summit: It Takes a ‘Ville

Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) are hosting the third annual Sustainability Summit on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Highlights will include innovative speakers from across the U.S. and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more sustainable Louisville. “Making Louisville more sustainable is an ambitious goal that we can achieve if everyone does their part,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Individual contributions towards this effort are becoming ever more urgent in the face of local and global challenges. The Summit’s focus on action is more relevant than ever.”…