Earth Day Interview with Anne Close

Written by Elizabeth Bowers, Communications & Guest Services Director Anne Close sits casually in a chair in the office of the White Homestead. A headphone set lays around her neck in anticipation of a brisk walk around the grounds of the Big House, as the historic Homestead is affectionately known. At 93, she is constantly…

“Get Your Selfie Outside” to the Anne Springs Close Greenway

Today’s blog post comes to us from Darrell Williams, chair of the Anne Springs Close Greenway Board of Managers. Mr. Williams’ article first appeared in the the March issue of Springfield Magazine. Evidence abounds about the many health and wellness benefits of being outdoors in nature. According to research by Dr. Qing Li, a professor…

April Is Love the Greenway Month

Join us the entire month of April as we celebrate all the things we love about the Anne Springs Close Greenway!  From Volunteer Appreciation Week to our Earth Day Celebration, we have a number of activities planned to get you close to nature! Love the Greenway Month 2019 Blue Star Blitz {March 30th} Not for…

Volunteer Spotlight: Betsy McLean, PAR Garden Lead Volunteer

  On any given day, you can visit the Greenway’s Community Garden and find Betsy McLean tending the rows.  But these aren’t personal crops she’s cultivating, these rows belong to the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry (PAR) Garden, a volunteer project that provides fresh produce for organizations who feed those in need. Community Cafe in Fort…

Greenway Summer Camps

2019 summer camp registration opens January 8! In 2018, nearly 5,000 campers came through Greenway camp programs and experienced a summer getting close to nature, whether it be by fishing in the Greenway lakes, taking to the trails on mountain bikes, splashing in the creek, sharpening their archery skills, or getting competitive in the Gaga…