Rebuilding New Orleans: A Volunteer Opportunity
Date/Time: Sunday, 11 April 2010, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: Chevron Tree Farm, New Orleans City Park
Limit: 50 people
Includes: Transportation from the New Orleans Marriott, lunch, drinks and gloves
In town early? Would you like an opportunity to volunteer some of your time to the “re-building” of New Orleans?
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed many of the beautiful trees in the New Orleans area.
The hurricane also destroyed an existing urban tree nursery in New Orleans City Park. The nursery has been rebuilt and approximately 4,000 potted tree seedlings are presently in grow-out mode. When growout is complete, the trees are distributed throughout the New Orleans area by nonprofit agencies and governmental units.
The nursery project takes a lot of ongoing maintenance and labor, such as potting and re-potting seedlings, watering, fertilizing, insect control, trimming, moving trees, etc. We have planned a half-day of work for you to assist with the ongoing maintenance at the nursery. Come and help us “re-plant” New Orleans.
Please wear appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty — pants and tennis or walking shoes. A hat and sunscreen may also be helpful. The work project will go until 12:00 p.m. when a box lunch will be served. Following lunch, we will be giving tours of the Botanical Gardens at City Park.