The exhortation to think globally but act locally still applies. Any national campaign consists of countless local efforts whose results form a larger whole. Local advocacy on behalf of Olmsted 200 can take several forms: asking for a city or state proclamation commemorating Olmsted, requesting funding to maintain existing parks and create new ones, or even petitioning to have a park or landscape put on the National Register of Historic Places.

How to Use This Toolkit

Here you’ll find easy-to-use guides and checklists for:

  • Lobbying elected leaders
  • Park funding tips and resources
  • Drafting op-eds and letters to the editor
  • Nominating a historic place for national register status
  • Locating other resources to inform your advocacy

Click here for more background on Frederick Law Olmsted, the Olmsted 200 campaign and how you can advocate for the cause.