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National Weather Service (NWS) Louisville took part in the 9th Annual NWS Week of Service with a couple of activities.  First was taking up a collection of food items to donate to the Dare to Care Emergency Food Box program, which serves 13 counties in the Kentuckiana region.  Over the course of the week, we collected a total of 222 items that weighed 291 lbs!  

The second event was over at Broad Run Park, part of the Parklands of Floyds Fork.  Several employees volunteered on their off time to help plant some ground cover plants.  Part of the work involved some "extreme" gardening, as we worked to prevent erosion along the sides of a steep ravine by planting ground cover there.  We were happy to help out one of our Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors!


The entrance to the Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden part of Broad Run Park.  This part of the park is relatively new, with several interesting features along the trails.

Planting along the edges of a ravine, in order to help prevent erosion.  The dry-laid stone bridge in the background is one of the features of this garden.

More planting along the slippery slope of the ravine.