New Orleans, LA (March 19, 2008)- As the neighborhood is rebuilt, residents are focusing on invigorating public spaces. To help with that effort, Faubourg St. Roch Project turned to Parkway Partners, the nonprofit volunteer arm of the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. With a grant provided through the Alliance for Community Trees Neighborwoods/ The Home Depot Foundation, Parkway Partners will distribute the 50 trees today. The grant amount was not immediately available.
Also, in partnership with KKProjects and the Renaissance Project, trees will be planted between houses and the street along an eight-block stretch of St. Roch from St. Claude Avenue to North Johnston Street. Volunteers should meet at 2448 N. Villere St. for work to begin at noon. A press conference and crawfish boil will follow at 3 p.m.
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