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Monday, April 11, 2011

Keep America Beautiful - Volunteer Opportunity

The City of New Orleans is proud to announce the formation of Keep New Orleans Beautiful (KNOB), an affiliate organization of Keep American Beautiful (KAB) and Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB).
Keep America Beautiful and its affiliate organizations follow a practical approach that unites citizens, businesses and government to find solutions that
prevent litter,
reduce waste,
and beautify communities.

Keep New Orleans Beautiful as a KAB affiliate organization, renders the City of New Orleans eligible for numerous grant opportunities and gives us a proven arsenal for further reducing blight and a vehicle for engaging citizens to effectively participate in neighborhood improvement efforts.

KNOB is a private-public partnership between many different City, State and Federal agencies, corporations, small businesses, community groups and individuals of our area.

One of the tools we will be using for Keep New Orleans Beautiful (KNOB) is the Litter Index, a statistically reliable tool for evaluating the amount of litter in selected areas. Conducting the Litter Index involves sending teams of volunteers to visually assess preselected sub-areas of the City. We are looking for 50 volunteers (over age 18) to assist us in this undertaking. We plan to have a brief 30 minute training on the day of assessment and then send volunteers out in groups of 3-5 to conduct the assessments. At least one volunteer in each assessment group must provide their own vehicle to conduct the assessments.

We plan to hold the first round of assessments on Saturday April 16th from 1-5pm. Please contact Dani Levine at or 504-658-4071 if you are interested in participating. Please indicate in your email whether you have your own vehicle and how many passengers you can hold.

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