Shreveport’s North-South Highlands Neighborhood Association and Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

Sponsored by The Home Depot(r) Foundation
Shreveport, La. (September 28, 2009)- The North-South Highlands Neighborhood Association (“NoSo” for short) today announced that community volunteers from the Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association will come together to plant trees around the neighborhood to beautify and revitalize Jefferson Place. This event is one of hundreds of re-greening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


Jefferson Place is one of eight streets that comprise the “NoSo” neighborhood on the northern edge of Shreveport’s South Highlands district: the 800 and 900 block stretches of streets bordered by Jefferson Place on the north and McCormick on the south. “NoSo has its own personality,” said David McCarty, of the Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association. “We’re proud to be doing just a little bit to show how much we love it. It’s also great to be working on a project that is being done at a grassroots level all across the country.”
Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association’s celebration will take place as follows:
Date: 10/18/09 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Event: Jefferson Place Street Tree Project
Location: Jefferson Place 800 and 900 Block.
“Having local organizations like the Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association participate in National NeighborWoods Month helps us show the cumulative effect of a burgeoning urban and community forestry movement,” said ACT Executive Director Alice Ewen Walker. Founded in 1993, the Alliance for Community Trees is a national coalition of 150 nonprofit organizations engaged in urban and community forestry. Its members are dedicated to grassroots community greening, public education, policymaking, job training, environmental design and other activities that support better urban forest stewardship.
NeighborWoods Month is sponsored through a generous grant from The Home Depot Foundation. “Trees are an important component of responsible design to ensure that homes are affordable, energy efficient, safe and healthy,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “By partnering with ACT and local NeighborWoods organizations like the Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association, The Foundation is able to further its goals of investing in the overall health and success of our communities.”
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation was created in 2002 to further the community building goals of The Home Depot. The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to building affordable homes for working families that are healthy to live in and affordable to own. To make homes healthy and affordable, the Foundation encourages developers to incorporate responsible design and use durable and quality materials to ensure that homes are more energy and water efficient, have good indoor air quality, and provide a safe and healthy space to live. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $120 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 65,000 affordable, healthy homes. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.
Related Resources:
Jefferson Place Neighborhood Association to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month
National NeighborWoods Month Press Release