Location: Treme Community Recreation Center
Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
About: The Center suffers from poor drainage and flooding due to runoff from their slanted roof flowing into an existing planter box.
In order to manage roof runoff, our volunteers will be working to transform the existing planter box into a bioswale which will capture, detain and treat the stormwater runoff from the slanted roof to alleviate flooding and improve water quality.
We will also be installing a green infrastructure graphic to educate the community on the importance of drainage. This project will not only leave a positive impact on the environment, but will also provide community education on water, the environment, and green infrastructure.
Volunteer buses board at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd.) at 8:30am at the Halls H/I covered drive, and will be departing by 9:00am. Buses will arrive back at the Convention Center by 4:00pm.
Transportation, lunch, and a project t-shirt are provided for all volunteers.Volunteers will spend the day constructing a bioswale and an educational green infrastructure graphic.