Land Management in an Urban Setting Elevates Quality of Life
The Land Trust for Louisiana, with support from the Sewerage and Water Board, converted a vacant lot to a green infrastructure demonstration site for the Broadmoor community in New Orleans. The installation at 3601 General Taylor – which is vegetated with water loving plants and has two bioswales – captures rainwater that falls on the site plus additional street runoff to help reduce localized flooding and improve water quality. The project serves as a life-science educational outpost for the nearby Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. A corps of neighborhood volunteers from the Broadmoor Improvement Association will be organized to assist with monitoring water quality and infiltration.
Land Trust for Louisiana wants communities to treasure their urban green spaces. Through community conservation, the organization aims to generate ideas and facilitate partnerships so that…
- Urban communities have access to clean, safe parks.
- Plants and animals continue to be a part of our cities.
- Blighted properties are transformed into productive stormwater and pollution management lots.
- Neighborhoods are aware of ways to energize their landowners and residents to embrace and use their green spaces.
- Water is properly managed, reducing the pollution flowing from cities to lakes, rivers, and the ocean.
- City lots are included in the growing list of permanently protected and carefully stewarded Louisiana lands.