Monday, October 10, 2011

"Operation Red Carpet" Volunteer Mum Plantings

This past Saturday, October 8th, over 1,000 chrysanthemums were planted in gardens across the Olmsted parks system. The red mums were planted by volunteers for Operation Red Carpet. Operation Red Carpet is the name of a beautification project meant to prepare for the upcoming National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference as well as maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted designed park landscapes. In cooperation with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the City of Buffalo, the Susan G. Komen Commemorative Grove also participated in the planting of pink mums in support of Operation Red Carpet. Mayor Byron Brown was in attendance at the Komen Grove planting. If you would like to learn more about Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, please visit our website ( or our facebook (

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