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City Park Conservancy Receives Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities Grant for Waste Reduction Program

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NEW ORLEANS (News Release) – City Park Conservancy (CPC) has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), the nation’s leading anti-litter and community improvement organization. State.

This year’s grant of $8,000 will support CPC’s waste reduction and recycling education efforts. Since March 2020, City Park has seen an increase in park usage, averaging 3.2 million unique annual visits. KLB’s support will allow CPC to enhance its community outreach and education initiatives by caring for the park’s 1,300 acres of green space. Park visitors help keep the park clean, and without the help of the public it would not be possible to maintain its beauty or cleanliness.

In the spring of 2023, CPC will continue its waste reduction campaign launched in 2022 to raise awareness and educate on how to keep parks and green spaces litter-free, increase recycling, and run a healthy park. This will keep wildlife safe and benefit the community with accessible, clean and healthy natural environments.

Since the beginning of the year, the park has organized several “Cleanup Krewe” volunteer days to clean up the green spaces of the park, with the participation of 594 volunteers totaling 1,383 hours. City Park also participated in the KLB I love the boot campaign and held one of the top 10 cleanups out of 280 events statewide. The goal of CPC’s initiatives is to encourage the community to participate in long-term waste reduction, improved recycling efforts, and general upkeep of New Orleans’ park and green spaces.

CPC hosts a variety of volunteer opportunities monthly, ranging from litter reduction, graffiti removal, to trail restoration projects. For more information and to register, visit NewOrleansCityPark.org

Upcoming volunteer initiatives:

Cleanup Krewe – Litter Abatement Tuesday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Big Lake Native Plant Trail Restoration Project Friday, October 28, 9-11 a.m.

Cleanup Krewe – Litter Abatement Tuesday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cleanup Krewe – Graffiti Removal Thursday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.