Plant a Tree on Arbor Day and Help Restore Wetland Forests at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center was named one of the top five urban nature centers in the United States. The Nature Center suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina which devastated its interpretive center, exhibits and the 86 acres of bottomland hardwoods and bald cypress-tupelo swamp. The swamps were inundated with muddy saltwater for nearly a month and an estimated 75 percent of the forest was destroyed. The Nature Center has not reopened to the public since August 2005 and the resident and migrant wildlife that flourished in this area have not returned in large numbers.
Please volunteer on January 19th to help BRING NATURE BACK.
When: Louisiana Arbor Day - Saturday, January 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, 5600 Read Boulevard, New Orleans East
Who: The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Audubon Nature Institute, Entergy Corporation and Restore America's Estuaries invites all interested volunteers to participate in a community based habitat restoration project at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center in New Orleans East.
What: Volunteers will assist the Coalition and other partners to plant over 1,000 trees in five acres to begin restoration of this devastated forest.
REGISTER NOW Email Natalie Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) LACOAST Please respond by Friday, January 18, 2008