Neighbors Act on Overgrown Area

photos and details supplied by Robert Thompson

FLASH CLEAN – City Beautifiers strike neighborhood eyesore



Esplanade public right of way returns to “civilized” levels. Fire hydrant discovered! Planted shrubs uncovered! Trash removed, all thanks to volunteer efforts.

At 10 a.m., on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Robert Thompson led the charge for a FLASH-CLEAN! Neighbors met in front of the old Circle K-Half Shell (3101 Esplanade) and mowed, trimmed and cleaned the right-of-way on Esplanade. Robert said he was tired of visitors seeing this mess. Many hands made quick work. Robert brought supplies and tools as did the neighbors who participated. The City Beautiful Committee struck and the area is much nicer now.

This area on Esplanade at Grand Route Saint John needed attention. Robert Thompson organized neighbors to give the area some love.

Brod Bagert uncovers fire hydrant and hawthorne bush previously lost to the thicket. Despite a claim to advanced years, Brod tackled the weeds like a young whippersnapper!

Sally and Catherine knock down blight. They rescue a blooming azalea from the choking weeds!

about a dozen bags of trash. Now visitors can see Faubourg St John and not think it’s unkempt.

Fire hydrant and Indian Hawthorne finally see the light of day again. Thanks to all who helped!

Keeping New Orleans Beautiful

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February Updates from Keep New Orleans Beautiful

Keep Louisiana Beautiful “Healthy Communities” Grants now open
Orleans Sierra Club presents: “Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level”
YLC Recycles seeks Volunteers for Rock n’ Roll Marathon Feb 27 & 28
Lots of Spring Litter Clean-ups!

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1. Keep Louisiana Beautiful “Healthy Communities” Grants now open

The Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities Grant Program is designed to encourage community action in the specific areas of litter abatement, waste reduction, environmental education and stewardship, training, litter enforcement, and recycling. KLB will support strong, sustainable, action-oriented programs dedicated to our mission, and which demonstrate a clear commitment to community education, volunteer engagement and behavioral change.

Applications are available to 501c3s, governmental entities, schools, universities and other civic organizations. Awards vary from $1,000 to $10,000 and are offered on a reimbursement basis. These are great grants for purchasing recycling bins. Applications for this grant must be submitted by April 7th, 2016. http://keeplouisianabeautiful.org/grants/

2. Orleans Sierra Club presents:
“Common Sense Solutions to Waste, Litter and Pollution at the City Level”.
Max Ciolino, No Waste NOLA
Sunday, February 21
6:30 PM refreshments
7 PM to 8 PM program
Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium
Call 504-307-0187 for information.

3. YLC Recycles seeks Volunteers for Rock n’ Roll Marathon Feb 27 & 28
YLC Recycles needs your help for our kickoff event for 2016, which is also one of our largest – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on February 28th! We have 4 shifts available for our volunteers to help: (1) setup shift on Saturday, February 27th and (3) shifts between 7:15AM and 5PM on February 28th. Refreshments and other perks will be given to our wonderful volunteers to enjoy the race after party. Please bring your friends because this will be all hands on deck!

RSVP below for your spot today!

Setup Shift

Sunday 7:15-11am

Sunday 10:45am-2pm

Sunday 1:45-5pm

Lots of Spring Litter Pick-ups!
If your group is planning a spring clean-up or Great American Cleanup event, let us know so we can help publicize!

NOLA Trash Mob: Has a full schedule of Sunday morning clean-ups throughout the spring. To find out each week’s location, visit their Facebook page

Leaders against Litter: On Friday morning, March 18, local leaders working against litter will gather as part of a statewide awareness event. To participate, contact ccnola1@gmail.com

March 23: Cleanest City Contest Judging : The Garden Clubs of New Orleans have entered the statewide Cleanest City Contest again, and they are calling on New Orleanians everywhere to mow lots, maintain green space, involve community and YOUTH, form adopt-a-block groups, clean curbs and catch basins, paint over graffiti, and involve schools, churches, and organizations to make New Orleans more beautiful. Send pictures of your efforts to ccnola1@gmail.com. On March 23, judges will do a drive-through visit to the city.

Keeping the Greenway Clean

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With the opening of the Lafitte Greenway fast approaching (Summer 2015), NOLA Trash Mob is again teaming up with Friends of Lafitte Corridor to clean up another area adjacent to the new park, and this time we will be teaming up with volunteers from the LSU School of Public Health. TODAY, Saturday, April 11th at 9:30 a.m.

nola-trash-mob-logoEveryone will meet at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte Street) THIS MORNING at 9:30am (Saturday, April 11th. The cleanup will start there and spread out in different directions from the center for two hours. It is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Friends of Lafitte Corridor and the LSU School of Public Health!

Groups will mob the area for trash from 9:30 to 11:30, then bring all of the trash gathered to a designated spot so everyone can gather ’round the big pile and smile for a photo. There is a limited supply of gloves, grabbers, and bags. Please feel free to bring your own equipment (rakes, shovels, brooms, heavy duty dustpans) and bags (dark for garbage, clear for recyclables). The weather has cleared so no excuses! Come on out and join the fun.

NOLA Trash Mob is on a mission to change the way that our beautiful city thinks about littering.

With so many people planning on coming out TODAY, please consider bringing tools–rakes, shovels, brooms, heavy duty dustpans, etc.–to supplement the limited number of grabbers.

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The Mob is Looking for You

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This Sunday, June 2nd join the Trash Mob
at the corner of Tulane and South Carrollton. Be there at 10 a.m.

NOLA Trash Mob will gather this coming Sunday to clean up around the major intersection of Tulane Ave and Carrollton Ave.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garbage bags, but we will try to bring a limited supply of extras. The trash mob will last for about 1.5 to 2 hours, but people can participate however long they would like.

For those that are new to NOLA Trash Mob, we are a group of volunteers who want to change the way New Orleans thinks about litter, primarily through clean-…ups or “trash mobs”. For these trash mobs, we select a public space, usually a particular city block or area that has a significant amount of litter, and we set a time and day to go and pick up trash there. They usually are scheduled about once a week on Sunday mornings.

We welcome feedback from the community of where areas there is a lot of litter to target for future trash mobs. Additionally, if anyone knows of any organizations that would like to publicize and/or sponsor a trash mob event, we are always in need of publicity, incentives for participants, and trash grabbers to save the mob’s back.

So tell your friends and come on out this Sunday to join NOLA Trash Mob!

The Mob is Looking for You

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This Sunday, June 2nd join the Trash Mob
at the corner of Tulane and South Carrollton. Be there at 10 a.m.

NOLA Trash Mob will gather this coming Sunday to clean up around the major intersection of Tulane Ave and Carrollton Ave.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garbage bags, but we will try to bring a limited supply of extras. The trash mob will last for about 1.5 to 2 hours, but people can participate however long they would like.

For those that are new to NOLA Trash Mob, we are a group of volunteers who want to change the way New Orleans thinks about litter, primarily through clean-…ups or “trash mobs”. For these trash mobs, we select a public space, usually a particular city block or area that has a significant amount of litter, and we set a time and day to go and pick up trash there. They usually are scheduled about once a week on Sunday mornings.

We welcome feedback from the community of where areas there is a lot of litter to target for future trash mobs. Additionally, if anyone knows of any organizations that would like to publicize and/or sponsor a trash mob event, we are always in need of publicity, incentives for participants, and trash grabbers to save the mob’s back.

So tell your friends and come on out this Sunday to join NOLA Trash Mob!

Trash Mob Sweeps Clean Sunday

photos by Daniel Paschall
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Best mob yet! We were able to take on a very trashed lot with standard drink and food containers and wrappers as well as heavy debris, and we cleaned up in and around Comiskey Park. A big thanks to everyone who got the word out and came out to mob! ~Daniel Paschall
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Jefferson Davis Parkway at D’Hemecourt Street, New Orleans

Trash Mob is set to clean up in and around the beautiful park between Jeff Davis and S. Clark and between Baudin and D’Hemecourt. The trash is especially dense along the sidewalk along Jefferson Davis Parkway between Tulane Ave. and D’Hemecourt, so we will also pick up along that sidewalk as well.

For those that are new to NOLA Trash Mob, we are a group of volunteers who want to change the way New Orleans thinks about litter, primarily through clean-ups or “trash mobs”. For these trash mobs, we select a public space, usually a particular city block or area that has a significant amount of litter, and we set a time and day to go and pick up trash there. They usually are scheduled about once a week on Sunday mornings. The trash mob will last for about 1.5 to 2 hours, but people can participate however long they would like.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garbage bags, but we will try to bring a limited supply of extras.

We welcome feedback from the community of where areas there is a lot of litter to target for future trash mobs. Additionally, if anyone knows of any organizations that would like to publicize and/or sponsor a trash mob event, we are always in need of publicity, incentives for participants, and trash grabbers to save the mob’s back.

So tell your friends and come on out this Sunday to join NOLA Trash Mob!

Bayou Clean Up April 20th

Bayou Clean Up | Saturday | April 20th | 9-12

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It’s that time of year again, the flowers are blooming the birds are singing and people are paddling. The winds have been blowing and debris has been making it’s way into the bayou and Bayou Kayaks needs your help to keep Bayou St John beautiful.

Bayou Kayaks is organizing a Bayou Clean Up in preparation for the Earth Day Festival. Volunteers are needed to make sure the bayou is ready.

Volunteers will meet at the Bayou Kayaks launch site at 1101 Florida Ave (by the LSU Dental School) at 9 a.m. on April 20th and collect debris until noon.
There will be refreshments and a few supplies to aid in the clean up. Kayaks will be available for use on a first come first serve basis. Volunteers on foot are especially important as there are many items to be collected along the banks.

Please join this Bayou Clean Up on Saturday, April 20th to keep Bayou St John beautiful.

DESMARE | Saturday | September 22nd

Join your neighbors, friends and the Cabrini Dad’s Club as we work together to make Desmare Playground a better place for everyone!

See you at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 22nd at 3456 Esplanade.

Desmare Playground as it looked in April, 2007

videos by Charlie London

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