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Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Louisiana Forestry Association

Website: http://www.americangrove.org/la
Location: Louisiana
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Mar 28

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Bayou Rebirth

introduces

Bayou Natives nursery 

 

for the benefit of all nature's creatures.

Pop-Up Native Plant Sale Saturday 3/22 to Benefit Friends of Lafitte Corridor

  

WHEN: Saturday March 22, 8:30am - 11:30am

 

WHERE: Parking lot of Parkway Bakery and Tavern, 538 Hagen Ave., New Orleans

 

WHAT: Bayou Rebirth Director Colleen Morgan is holding a native plant sale in the Parkway parking lot on Saturday morning to benefit Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC). The event is also the launch of Morgan's L3C triple bottom line plant nursery, Bayou Natives. Bayou Natives mission focuses on preserving and restoring Louisiana's wetlands through native plant species.The plant sale will feature such native plants as Louisiana irises, dwarf palmettos, and wax myrtle. To see some of the offerings, visit www.goodeggs.com/bayounatives.

 

Friends of Lafitte Corridor is a member-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2006, devoted to revitalizing the Corridor by working to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space. The construction of the long-awaited Greenway began on March 10, and a public meeting on the project with the contractor and City is set for Wednesday, March 19, 6 PM, at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center at 2200 Lafitte Street.

 

The project - a 2.6-mile linear park and bike path to be built from Mid-City to Treme - is overseen by the City's Department of Public Works and will be completed by Durr Heavy Construction, LLC. The Greenway is the latest incarnation of one of New Orleans' most historic transportation corridors. Once a portage between Bayou St. John and the French Quarter, the strip was used as a canal, railway, and eventually filled in and left as mostly vacant, public land. The city is transforming it now into a linear park with a 12-foot-wide asphalt path, ball fields, and landscaping featuring native plants, meadows, rain gardens, and more than 500 trees. For more information on the project and FOLC, visit www.folc-nola.org.

 

Bayou Rebirth Submitting Youth and Adult Education Proposals to N.O. S&WB

 

In an effort to move Bayou Rebirth into its next life, Director Colleen Morgan has formed a coalition of organizations that will be submitting proposals for Green Infrastructure to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. The Board released an RFP (Request for Proposals) on Jan. 31, asking community organizations and nonprofits to collaborate with professionals on Green Infrastructure projects. Proposals are due March 28.

The proposers were asked to identify vacant public land and develop proposals for rain gardens and other stormwater management systems; work with schools to develop green infrastructure education programs for youth; and to put together education and awareness programs for the general public

Together with various partners, including Land Trust for Louisiana, Evans & Lighter Landscape Architects, EcoUrban Sustainable Landscaping, Broadmoor Development Corp., Urban Conservancy and Wilson School, Bayou Rebirth is involved in developing a project in a proposal for a city-owned property in Broadmoor near that school. In addition, Bayou Rebirth will be submitting proposals for a Green Infrastructure youth education program at Ben Franklin Elementary School as the pilot, and another focused on adult education that includes workshops housed at The Green Project and a public awareness campaign in collaboration with the Gulf Restoration Network.

WISH US LUCK! 

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!

The Team at Bayou Rebirth     

 

Shreveport Green's inaugural FEAST!

is Thursday, June 13 at The Oaks of Louisiana. Featuring local produce and other locallysourced fare, our local chefs will create a delicious four-course dinner with accompanying wines! Fine dining in the orchard is a new concept for us and matches our mission to encourage the local production of food which is healthier, more affordable, and hopefully more accessible! Join us on June 13 to celebrate local foods in an elegant setting in the Pecan Orchard!

SOLD OUT!                             

If you would like to be put on waiting list please use the contact form and send a message to Donna Curtis our Executive Director.

Details for FEAST!
After checking in at the guardhouse at The Oaks of Louisiana, 600 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, follow event signs to the pecan orchard. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and hors d'oeuvres while all guests arrive! Then take your seat at the long table for a meal composed of locally sourced foods.  The meal will be served family style with no assigned seating allowing for interaction and connection between guests.  Wines will be served with each course.  The menu for the evening will be determined based on what is available and in season the week of the event.  Each place setting will include a copy of the evening's menu.

Please be aware that Feast! will be held outdoors, and we encourage you to dress accordingly!!

Tickets can be purchased by clicking the small FEAST! logo above, and/or by calling the Shreveport Green office at 219-1888. After your ticket purchase, you will receive a confirmation.

The rain date for Feast! will be June 20th, and a decision to change the date if necessary will be announced by 10:00AM Thursday, June 13. We will email and/or call your preferred number.


 

Press Release

Contacts: Veronica Mosgrove, Press Secretary

                  Laura Pursnell-Lindsay, Public Information Director

                      225-922-1256

                  presssecretary@LDAF.la.gov   

                    

 

Annual LDAF Shade Tree Sale Dates Set

 

Baton Rouge, La.  (February 19, 2014) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will hold its annual shade tree sale on various dates throughout the state, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.

 

“Consumers know they’ll be able to purchase a variety of hardwood and pine seedlings that are descended from superior stock,” Strain said. “Since the seedlings can be purchased in small packets they are manageable for just about any home gardener.”

 

Two types of seedling packets will be offered.

 

Pine packets contain 20 loblolly or slash seedlings. Hardwood seedling packets contain six seedlings including two bald cypress, river birch, green ash, shumard oak and red maple. Both pine and hardwood packets are priced at $6 each.

 

Packet species content may vary in some cases, depending on availability.

 

All seedlings are bare-root and come with planting and care instructions. They will be available on a first-come basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

 

“Some years we sell out of certain species before the week is out, especially some of the hardwoods, so we encourage folks to come early during the sale,” Strain said.

 

See the following list for specific sale dates and locations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baton Rouge Office

5825 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge

225-925-4500

Feb. 24-26

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Clinton Office

10221 Williams Drive

Clinton

225-683-5862

Feb. 24-28

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

DeRidder Office

585 Hwy 3099

DeRidder

337-463-7801

Feb. 24-28

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Haughton District Office

740 Covington Road

Haughton

318-949-3225

Feb. 25-27

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Hammond Office

47076 N. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond

985-543-4057

Feb. 24-28

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Jena District Office

215 Hangar Road

Trout

318-992-1400

Feb. 25-27

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Monroe District Office

754 Hwy. 80 East

Monroe

318-345-7595

Feb. 25-27

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Natchitoches Office

150 Pilgrims Road

Natchitoches

318-357-3126

Feb. 25-27

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Oberlin District Office

9418 Hwy 165

Oberlin

337-639-4978

Feb. 24-28

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Opelousas Office

1638 Creswell Lane, Suite 1

Opelousas

337-948-0230

February 25 - 27

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

The 2014 Shade Tree Packet Sale will be held in all offices during the week of February 24 through February 28

The individual species packets, pine, and hardwood, will be $6.00 per packet.

Hardwood packets will consist of one of each River Birch, Green Ash, Shumard Oak, Red Maple Oak and two Baldcypress. Pine packets will be loblolly or slash pine and will contain 20 seedlings.

Seedlings can be purchased from the following offices:

Haughton District Office

740 Covington Road

Haughton, LA  71037

318-949-3225

Tuesday  thru Thursday,  February 25-27, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Monroe District Office

754 Hwy. 80 East

Monroe, LA  71203

318-345-7595

Tuesday  thru Thursday,  February 25-27, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Jena District Office

215 Hangar Road

Trout, LA  71371

318-992-1400

Tuesday  thru Thursday,  February 25-27, 2014

8:30am until 4pm                        

 

Natchitoches Office

150 Pilgrims Road

Natchitoches, LA  71457

318-357-3126

Tuesday  thru Thursday,  February 25-27, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Oberlin District Office

9418 Hwy 165

Oberlin, LA  70655

337-639-4978

Monday  thru Friday,  February 24-28, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

DeRidder Office

585 Hwy 3099

DeRidder, LA  70634

337-463-7801

Monday  thru Friday,  February 24-28, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Baton Rouge Central Office

5825 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA  70806

225-925-4500

Monday  thru Wednesday,  February 24-26, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Hammond District Office

47076 N. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, LA  70401

985-543-4057

Monday  thru Friday,  February 24-28, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Clinton Office

10221 Williams Drive

Clinton, LA  70722

225-683-5862

Monday  thru  Friday,  February 24-28, 2014

8:30am until 4pm

 

Opelousas Office

1638 Creswell Lane, Suite 1

Opelousas, LA  70570

337-948-0230

Tuesday  thru Thursday, February 25-27, 2014

8am until 3pm

For more information visit the LDAF website

Click here to visit: Baton Rouge Green

Baton Rouge Green to Celebrate Arbor Week in January
 
Baton Rouge Green will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual Louisiana Arbor Day Luncheon on Thursday, January 16th, at 12 noon, a the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive. Registration will begin at 11:30 am and the luncheon will begin at 12 noon. Advance reservations are required. 
Individual tickets are $50; Table-for-Ten Sponsorships are $600 and include a reserved table and ten tickets. 
 
The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Margie Y. Jenkins, Jenkins Farm and Nursery, Amite. Miss Margie will speak on  "The Importance of Native Species." She is well-known in plant circles for her bounty of information on azaleas and native plant materials and for her extraordinary friendship and willingness to share her knowledge with anyone who loves plants.
 
Dr. Kamran Abdollahi of Southern University's Urban Forestry Program will present "Structure, Function and Value of Baton Rouge's Urban Forest." 
 
Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden has been invited to help recognize the Living Roadways Green Team for their service to the community. Their financial support helps provide the care and maintenance for over 4,800 trees along Baton Rouge's Urban Forest.
 
Baton Rouge Green's Arbor Day Luncheon is made possible with the generous support of Annette Barton & Malcolm Tucker, Claire & Richard Manship, and Citizens Bank & Trust.
 
Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Although celebrated in most of the country later in the year, Louisiana's Arbor Day is always the third Friday in January - during tree planting time for our area. Baton Rouge Green will be planting trees around the city during Arbor Week. On Saturday, January 18, Baton Rouge Green members and volunteers will be planting trees at "Arbor Day at Burden." Anyone interested in participating should contact info@batonrougegreen.com.
 
For more information, call the Baton Rouge Green office at 225.381.0037.

 

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Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on April 7, 2011 at 1:31pm

Click on link to learn more about

 

2011 Louisiana Forestry Teachers Tour

 

Teachers can register online!

Contact the Office of Forestry for additional questions!

Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on April 7, 2011 at 1:18pm
Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on April 7, 2011 at 12:54pm
Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on March 21, 2011 at 12:43pm
Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on March 21, 2011 at 12:35pm

 

Got it, Thanks!

Neil, I am forwarding this thread to Jean Fahr of Parkway Partners, New Orleans

PP is very active and probably can look at the picture and know its exact location.

 

Whitney Wallace

Office of Forestry

Comment by Neil Norton on March 21, 2011 at 12:12pm
Whoops, to comment directly on the discussion below go to http://thegrove.americangrove.org/photo/new-orleans-street-tree?com...
Comment by Neil Norton on March 21, 2011 at 11:27am
Hi, Over on the Georgia Grove at http://thegrove.americangrove.org/photo/new-orleans-street-tree?con... we are having a discussion about a New Orleans street tree.   Can someone from Louisiana comment.  Thanks.
Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on December 10, 2010 at 11:21am
Comment by Administrator on November 8, 2010 at 10:31am
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Comment by Whitney N. Wallace on October 12, 2010 at 1:41pm


LDAF's Forester Justin Tureau featured on KATC Acadiana's News Channel Lafayette, LA. Be sure to check out the video "Acadiana Under Drought"!!
 
 
 

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