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Wetlands Restoration in New Orleans

Working with Common Ground Relief in the Lower Ninth Ward, we spent the week planning and learning.

This years domestic spring break took ten Rotaracters to New Orleans to work on wetlands restoration with Common Ground Relief in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward. A few of the days were spent in their nursery, potting 2,000 cypress saplings and irises. The other days were spent on Bayou Bienvenue, planting button bush, cypress, and California bulrush in the marshes. We learned the story behind Common Ground Relief and their efforts to help rebuild the Lower Ninth after Hurricane Katrina and protect Louisiana from further wetland loss. Speakers came to dinner to talk about their experiences during Katrina, including Kim Rivers, the women behind the Academy Award nominated documentary “Trouble the Water.”


Project location
United States
Project dates
Start: 23 February 2018
End:  03 March 2018
Created: 24 March 2018

✓ This project is complete.
Project category
Community, Environment, Economic and community development
Funding
Club Foundation, Rotary Grant
Project contacts
Sam Ozminkowski, University Of Michigan| (contact)
Partners
University Of Michigan, MI, USA (Rotaract Club)
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IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
320
Hours
Number of volunteers
10
People
Total cash contributions
300
USD
Total in-kind contributions
-
USD

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