bayourebirth1Come out, reconnect with nature, and complete notable tasks at the projects outlined below:  
Volunteer Opportunities:
Marsh grass planting at new Bayou St. John wetland Saturday, Nov. 9
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 8am – 1pm
WHERE: The project site is on the west side of the mouth of the bayou at the lake, between the flood wall and the Lakeshore Drive Bridge
WHAT: Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation will begin planting native marsh plants
WHY: Stabilize new land built up after dredging project.  For more infomation click here.


Installation of Diversity Garden at Ben Franklin High School Saturday, Nov. 9
WHEN: 8am-11:30am, 11:30-3pm, Sat, Nov. 9
WHERE: Ben Franklin High School, 2001 Leon C. Simon Drive (at UNO), New Orleans
WHAT: Diversity (Native Plant) Garden organized by the school’s Green Society
WHY: Establish a demonstration garden at the school for storm water management and wildlife habitat


Couturie Forest Native Tree Tour Sunday, Nov. 10
WHEN: 5pm – 6pm   |  WHERE: Parking lot on Harrison Ave. west of rotary in City Park
WHAT: Tour of trails and lagoons highlighting native trees and wildlife habitat
WHY: To tour the city’s treasured forest and learn how to identify native (and non-native) trees
To register: email There is a $5 dollar fee that can be paid here.
Bayou Natives nursery
for the benefit of all nature’s creatures.
Vegetation Survey at Delacroix Preserve Saturday, Nov. 16
WHEN:  9am-2pm
WHERE:  700 Delacroix Rd.
WHAT:  Woodlands Conservancy requesting volunteers to survey vegetation at Delacroix Preserve
WHY:  To identify what is native, invastive and to determine where restoration efforts are needed.  For more information click here
City Park Native Plant Tour Saturday, Nov. 16 
WHEN: 10am – 11am
WHERE: Parking lot on Friedrichs Ave. after turning left from Wisner
WHAT: Tour of the native plant gardens that surround the pedestrain trail
WHY: To tour City Park’s efforts at native landscaping and to identify Louisiana natives
To register: email There is a $5 dollar fee that can be paid here.
 Chalmette Battlefield Seed Collection Day Sunday, Nov. 17
WHEN:  5pm-7pm
WHERE: Chalmette Battlefield 8606 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette
WHAT: Collecting seeds from species surveyed in August
WHY: To plant seeds and build inventory for Bayou Natives, native plant nursery
To register please fill out volunteer form here 

We hope to see you out in nature at these inspiring happenings around the city and in the wetlands!

The Team at Bayou Rebirth