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Published:January 11th, 2007 05:52 EST
Five Hundred Volunteers Help Rebuild a New Orleans Neighborhood

Five Hundred Volunteers Help Rebuild a New Orleans Neighborhood

By SOP newswire

New Orleans, LA (December 13, 2006) – A 500 member volunteer group, led by Groundwork New Orleans and the Timberland Company, assisted in the revitalization and rebuilding of New Orleans. They removed trash, painted murals, and built “rain gardens” in the Central City.

The volunteer crew, including many young people, also assisted phytoremediation efforts in Central City by planting sunflowers and kale. (Phytoremediation is a process that uses plants to naturally remove harmful contaminants from the soil.)

The NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program provided organizational development assistance to Groundwork New Orleans, one of twelve Trusts in the Groundwork USA initiative working to improve the environment, economy, and quality of life for communities and the first in the Southeast Region.

Timberland, makers of hiking apparel, granted employees paid time off to work on the project and provided nearly $40,000 to the organization for equipment and supplies. For more information, please contact Stacye Palmer, NPS RTCA, at stacye_palmer@nps.gov or 504-589-3882 x140


Name: Stacye Palmer
Phone Number: 504-589-3882X140
Email: stacye_palmer@nps.gov

Source:NPS