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Big Lake Native Plant Trail Restoration Project

Friday, July 01 2022

MUST REGISTER: http://vhub.at/naturalist

For general event information, please contact: New Orleans City Park Volunteer Supervisor mpassman@nocp.org.

New Orleans City Park and The Native Plant Initiative (NPI) hosts a collaborative volunteer opportunity each Friday involving the continued renovation of multiple native plant beds along the Big Lake Native Plant Trail with the goal of representing many types of native plants and plant regions in the New Orleans area for the community!

All volunteers are required to register in advance through City Park by visiting http://vhub.at/naturalist

Project Description: This weekly volunteer project involves accomplishing various detailed horticulture tasks led by NPI and City Park staff members. Volunteers will participate in horticulture activities including native plant identification, hand-weeding, removal of plant debris, mulching, pruning, and other related tasks needed to restore and maintain native plant beds along the Big Lake Native Plant Trail. This project is best suited for consistent volunteers that participate weekly. Individuals with horticulture or native plant skills are highly encouraged to participate.

When: Fridays; 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Big Lake Native Trail Big Lake parking lot in New Orleans City Park near 7 Freiderichs ave New Orleans, La 70124
Registration and Check-in: Please arrive 5-10 minutes early for check-in. Event instructions and supply distribution begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. All volunteers are required to register in advance and check-in with the Volunteer Supervisor using the City Park Volunteer Kiosk located at the project site, prior to service.

What to bring: a reusable water bottle gardening/outdoor appropriate clothing and footwear sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc.),.
What will be provided: water bottle refilling station bug spray first aid kit work gloves all hand-tools and project specific supplies.
Additional Information: All participants must be registered prior to the day of service.

9:00am - 11:00am

Contact the event organizers: Volunteer & Continuing Education Committee