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Monday, January 18, 2010

Wetlands Restoration Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are also needed to help collect and bundle donated Christmas trees
on Friday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 30th from 8am until 2pm.

Volunteers wishing to participate in this service project must be 17 years of age or older. Recommended attire is layered clothing, long pants, long sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes. Volunteers are asked to meet at the corner of Recovery Rd and Chef Highway at 8am. Volunteers must bring their own lunch, water and gloves.

This project is funded by the Louisiana State Department of Natural Resources. For additional information, contact Wynecta Fisher, Director of Environmental Affairs for the City of New Orleans, at (504) 658-4070. Those interested in volunteering should also contact the Office of Environmental Affairs.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Forum on Citizen Participation

On Saturday, January 16th, the New Orleans Citizen Participation Project is sponsoring a Community Forum on the different proposals for formalized citizen participation currently being discussed in our city. These proposals include:
- Chapter 15 of the Master Plan,
- the 2009 Draft Model for Citizen Participation,
- and recommendations from the Bureau of Governmental Research.

The forum will provide information on all of the proposals, and will gather input from the community. Come out and get informed, and make sure your ideas and opinions regarding citizen participation in our city are heard!

Forum on Citizen Participation
Saturday, January 16th
9:30am until 12:00pm
at the Urban League New Orleans at 2322 Canal Street.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Have you ever wondered what sort of incentives there are to go green? Not only can you save money on your electricity bill by going green, but you can also take advantage of rebates and tax credits as well. Come find out what state and national incentives there are to improve your home by going green in 2010.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 26, 6pm to 8pm

WHERE: Broadmoor Improvement Association Offices, 4520 S Derbigny St., New Orleans, LA

Build It Back Green events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please call Camille Lopez at 525-2121 or visit the Build It Back Green website.

Plant Trees at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Bringing Nature Back II

Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center


Due to the recent heavy rain events in New Orleans, we were unable to plant all 1,000trees at Audubon Nature Center in mid-December. We need your help to complete this restoration project.

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Entergy Corporation invite you to participate in a forested wetland restoration project at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center was named one of the top five urban nature centers in the United States. The Nature Center suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina which devastated its interpretive center, exhibits and an estimated 75 percent of the forest was destroyed.

This project is being completed through a partnership with Entergy Corporation, Restore America's Estuaries, Audubon Nature Institute, RPM Ecosystems, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Volunteers will plant over 500 pots of various species of wetland trees, including bald cypress, red maple and pecan.
When: Saturday, January 16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 5600 Read Boulevard, New Orleans East (behind Joe Brown Park)

All planting equipment (gloves, shovels, dibbles, etc.) will be provided. Lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers. You can volunteer for one or more days. Additional information will be provided to volunteers after registration.

Register online at or by calling (888) LACOAST

Monday, January 11, 2010

Submerged Roads Program - Carrollton Ave

The South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program invites you to attend the following neighborhood information meeting to discuss paving hurricane damaged streets.
specifically Carrollton Ave.
S. Claiborne Ave. - St. Charles Ave.
I-10 - S. Claiborne Ave.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Seminary
Francis B. Schulte Auditorium
2901 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
parking available along the circular driveway)

The South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program is a comprehensive road repair program to repair and resurface roads damaged as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The program is funded by the Emergency Relief Program of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It is administered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

If you require special assistance due to a disability in order to participate at this meeting or if you need additional information, call 1-800-574-7193.
Carrollton Ave.

The primary focus of this informational meeting is to discuss construction and repair details as well as to provide an opportunity to have your questions answered regarding the upcoming street projects.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Council District A Candidate Forum

Council District A Candidate Forum
Monday, 11 January 2009
6:30pm to 8:30pm
in the main sanctuary at St. Matthew UCC
1333 South Carrollton Avenue--S. Carrollton at Willow

The four candidates running for New Orleans City Council District A have agreed to attend the forum organized by the Central Carrollton Association. This forum will feature a Q&A format allowing the audience members to ask the individual candidates questions.

City Council District A Candidates:

John "Jay" Batt
Virginia Blanque
Susan G. Guidry
"Fred" Robertson

Please help spread the word about this event . . .

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

City Hall & most city buildings CLOSED Fridays

New Orleans City Hall and most city buildings will be closed on tomorrow, Friday, January 7, 2010 as a cost-saving initiative. (and all consecutive Fridays until further notice).

City buildings are open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday until further notice.

Good Luck finding a list of which buildings (other than City Hall) this actually means are closed or open.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

We can do it!

And we, NorthWest Carrollton, will continue to make our neighborhood a better place to live... whether it's fighting blight or planting trees or getting S&W repairs highlighted or....simply smiling and waving to our neighbors

See Article on Inspiration for Poster.
5 years ago we were inspired by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to reach out to the neighbors we were so very glad had returned. As we move into the 6th year PostK let's not forget the good that came out our our experiences.