Friends of City Park has plans to expand the park’s recycling program, thanks to Louisiana’s anti-litter and community improvement organization.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway will present the 11th Annual Hike the Lafitte Greenway on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The family-friendly hiking event will begin at Congo Square at 9:30 a.m. and end with a block party at Second Line Brewing at 12 p.m.
The Hike will include a guided 3-mile walking tour featuring live entertainment by To Be Continued Brass Band, Washitaw Nation, the Congo Square Preservation Society Drummers, Secondhand Street Band, and more.
By Claire Byun
Friends of Lafitte Greenway has an abundance of goals for 2017, and most revolve around improving the safety of the greenspace and growing community programs.
By Claire Byun
Proponents of New Orleans’ public parks are pressing for more public oversight for city parks, especially given proposed revisions to the Master Plan.
After a series of public meetings, City Park staffers are compiling the ideas they heard for a 250-acre plot formerly slated for a golf course so the park’s Board of Directors can make a decision about for the future of the green space.
First Grace United Methodist Church will host “Congregations for the Coast”, an opportunity for faith communities of the Greater New Orleans area to learn about the latest coastal master plan, see the new flood maps, and talk with others about how to get involved in “caring for our coast”.
The event takes place on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include small group conversations, environmental organization tabling, and featured speakers.
Around 10 a.m. Monday morning, Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and Anika Ofori of the Green Party of New Orleans stood in the middle of a flooded-out community in Denham Springs and asked social media followers to help draw attention to the neighborhood’s plight.
“Everyone that supports Jill Stein supports you,” Ofori told one neighborhood resident as they discussed the Tide Loads of Hope traveling laundry van miles away in Baton Rouge. “We’re going to to tweet to Tide Loads of Hope and tell them people here need their laundry done.”
Three hours later, Tide announced it had arrived in Denham Springs.
On Thursday, August 11, Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity will co-host “Greenway Green Drinks”, a happy hour to celebrate the success of stormwater management and business development on the Lafitte Greenway. The event will take place at the Broad Theater, located at 636 N. Broad Street, and will include a Greenway tour that begins at the theater.
Greenway Green Drinks is free and open to the public. Happy hour specials will be offered to Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity Green Card members.
The short walking tour of the Lafitte Greenway will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the happy hour will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
To RSVP or for more information, visit lafittegreenway.org/greendrinks2016.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Fit NOLA, a program of the New Orleans Health Department will host a free 6-week outdoor hot yoga series on the Lafitte Greenway. The Hot Yoga Pop Ups are a part of Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness program, Get Fit the Green Way, committed to improving opportunities for health and well-being for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities.
In the last two weeks, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted his annual budget meetings in each City Council district. I attended the meeting for District A, and followed along with several other meetings on Twitter. While bicycle infrastructure appeared to be a big theme at several meetings, there wasn’t too much said about litter and trash on city streets. At the reportedly rowdy District D meeting, Landrieu was asked about litter, and he reportedly asked “can we just not throw stuff on the ground?”
If it were only that simple.