Archive | February, 2012

Become a Park Volunteer!

Volunteers are the heart and soul of an organization! Overton Park’s success depends on a dedicated group of volunteers who create momentum and inspire others to take action for our park. The Overton Park Conservancy Volunteer Program offers the opportunity to be a park advocate, give back to the community, have fun, and make new […]

Play It Safe: No Picking Nuts

Sec. 12-84-2 – Injuring or picking flowers and plants. It is unlawful for any person to cut, break or in any way injure or deface any tree, plant or grass or pick any flowers, leaves or nuts, wild or cultivated, in any park. (Ord. 4763, 4-25-00; Code 1985 § 23-67)

Progress on Privet

Ironically, saw blades are saving Overton Park forest. Thanks to the Commercial Appeal for today’s front-page article about our aggressive privet removal project. We plan to continue the war on privet with our excellent contractor, Echo Systems, for the next three weeks as weather permits. We can’t risk damaging native plants in the growing season, […]