“Green Your Neighborhood” Day Takes Place on April 6

photo from urban conservancy

NEW ORLEANS – Hoffman Triangle residents are invited to stop by Taylor Park (2600 S. Roman Street) on Tuesday, April 6 from noon to 2 p.m. for a family friendly event to learn about ways they can reduce flooding by planting trees, installing rain barrels, and reducing paving. Details were shared in a press release.

“Many neighborhoods in New Orleans, including the Hoffman Triangle, are vulnerable to repeated flooding,” says Dana Eness, executive director of the Urban Conservancy. “With Launch NOLA Green, Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL), Green Light New Orleans, WATER BLOCK, and the City’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability, we’re working with residents, churches, schools, and other stakeholders to implement right-sized projects for the Hoffman Triangle that will improve stormwater conditions.”

“Getting a rain barrel installed is an easy and effective way for residents to get involved,” says Andreas Hoffmann, executive director of Green Light New Orleans. “Applying at Saturday’s event will get you a barrel within one or two weeks.”

“It’s a pleasure to partner with these mission-aligned organizations that are intentional about alleviating flooding through an equity lens,” says Chuck Morse, executive director of Launch NOLA Green’s parent organization, Thrive NOLA.

"This event is part of a larger outreach effort aimed at understanding community needs, assets and growth opportunities" says Atianna Cordova, founder of WATER BLOCK and Outreach Manager for the project.

At the ’Green Your Neighborhood’ Day, Hoffman Triangle residents can learn about effective stormwater management techniques and resources to help reduce flooding on their properties and on their streets. Hoffman Early Learning Center will hold a Beautification Day adjacent to the park in conjunction with the kickoff event, with tree and rain barrel installation by SOUL and Green Light New Orleans.

 

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