The Nancy Slagle Memorial Grove was dedicated on May 29, 2010, and currently is comprised of a varied group of native and non-native trees. A memorial fund was established in her name to provide new trees for Linden Grove Cemetery. In April 2010, a total of 15 trees of different varieties were planted on the northern perimeter of the Cemetery to inaugurate the Nancy Slagle Memorial Grove. The trees are signed with multi-colored signage which provides interesting information about the trees, of value and note to the casual visitor or student seeking knowledge. The grove is located in the north-eastern corner of the cemetery near the soon-to-be constructed new entryway off 13th Street.
The grove honors Nancy Slagle, and is funded by benefactors who sought to preserve her memory. Nancy Slagle, a lifelong Covington resident and neighborhood activist, died in 2009. She played an integral role in and was a tireless volunteer for conservation and preservation within the city of Covington. Her efforts included planting and nurturing hundreds of trees within Covington. Her contributions also included a leading role in creating community public art projects in Covington, organization of neighborhood associations, providing the lead in creating a documentary promoting life in Covington, and many other activities that contributed greatly to the advancement of Covington and its neighborhoods.
The Friends of Linden Grove have developed a memorial tree program that will provide permanent recognition on the Cemetery grounds for large donors to the Nancy Slagle Memorial Fund. The grove will be expanded with the addition of other varieties of trees and will continue as a lasting memorial to a tireless advocate for and devoted servant of the community of Covington. Funding for this project was provided by donors to the Nancy Slagle Memorial Fund administered by the Center for Great Neighborhoods.