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New LouisvilleKY ECHO Mobile unveiled

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwomen Vicki Welch and Cindi Fowler and other local officials joined staff from Louisville Parks and Recreation and Wilderness Louisville on Saturday, October 21 to unveil the newest addition to Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division’s “Louisville is Engaging Children in Outdoors” (“ECHO”) Program. The “ECHO Mobile” will take the ECHO Program on the road, allowing programming once held solely at Jefferson Memorial Forest to be available in neighborhoods throughout Louisville. “In the past, we’ve been fortunate to be able to bring kids from nature poor areas in Louisville…


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Louisville Ky’s Council representatives react to Dixie Highway redevelopment

Louisville, KY., – Congressman John Yarmuth, along with Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear, have announced that Louisville will be the recipient of a $16.9 million U.S. Department of Transportation T.I.G.E.R. grant to support the redevelopment of the Dixie Highway corridor. The T.I.G.E.R., Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, program was developed by Congress in 2009 to generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for disconnected communities both urban and rural, while emphasizing improved connection to employment, education, services and other opportunities, workforce development, or community revitalization. The Dixie Highway Master Plan was commissioned by…


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New Section of Louisville Loop Now Open

LOUISVILLE (October 13, 2015) — Mayor Greg Fischer and District 14 Councilwoman Cindi Fowler joined officials from Louisville Metro Parks and Louisville Gas And Electric Co. today to dedicate the newest section of the Louisville Loop, a 2.66-mile segment from Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to the Mill Creek Generating Station in southwest Louisville. “The Louisville Loop encourages wellness and connects people to their work, businesses, historical landmarks and neighborhoods,” Fischer said. “We’re excited to open this new segment and move closer to our goal of completing the 100-mile ‘wedding ring’ around the city.” “I appreciate the hard work of my…


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Take a Canoe trip at Louisville’s Shawnee and Riverview parks

Louisville, Ky., – The “Canoemobile” is making its annual stop in Louisville on October 2-3, bringing fun and exploration through free trips for all ages on 24-foot Voyageur canoes on the Ohio River. The program, locally in its fourth year, is organized by Metro Parks’ Natural Areas Division based at Jefferson Memorial Forest in partnership with Wilderness Inquiry, Inc. of Minneapolis. Funding for this year’s event is being offered by Metro Council members Rick Blackwell, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Jessica Green , David Tandy, Vicki Aubrey Welch, Cindi Fowler, and David Yates.   Additional funding support is being provided by the National…


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Need a new hobby or exercise? Metro Louisville is offering free canoe trips

Louisville, KY – An Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventure is coming to Louisville! Join Metro Parks and our partners and canoe the Ohio River, taking off from both Riverview and Shawnee Parks. We will showcase the beauty of the great outdoors… in our own backyard! Free trips will be conducted in safe and stable 24-foot Voyageurs, which hold 9 participants. Safety equipment and trained staff will be provided. Event is open to everyone 3 and older. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing that can get wet – no flip-flops. Ice water will be available, so bring a refillable water bottle. Food will be…