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Our Green Spaces: Olmsted through the Years

In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, and in line with GCA's focus on Olmsted, the Conservation Roundtable will highlight the many Olmsted Parkways & Recreation Area projects right here in Worcester, along with other green spaces. Our meetings will be on Wednesdays mostly at noon, mostly out and about exploring new and old projects.


The schedule:

Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 -  East Side Trail Hike and Lunch. Meet at Coal Mine Brook Park on Lake Quinsigamond to learn about its new plans, then hike the East Side Trail to Shrewsbury Street for lunch at East Park. Non-hikers can come just for lunch. Deb Cary, Community Advocacy and Engagement Manager, Mass Audubon.

Wednesday, January 12, noon - The Green Worcester Plan. It addresses important environmental issues ranging from Climate Change to Sustainability Education and Green Open Space, from Clean Water to Transportation, and much more.  Speaker and location TBD

Wednesday, March 30, noon - Olmsted's Green Hill Park - Beyond the Arboretum. Meet at the Pavilion to explore much more of the park.

Wednesday, May 18, noon - Tour Worcester's Other Olmsted Park Projects, including Morgan Park, Hadwen Park, Lake Park and many others.  The tour will be by car or van. Meeting location TBD.

Each general meeting will host a short GCA Conservation Position Paper video and the Roundtable will advocate for timely conservation issues.


Co-chairs Nancy Jeppson ( and Donna Williams (

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