friends of lafitte greenway

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As the Lafitte Greenway opens to the public this summer, we continue to promote this great public space and host community events.

Our commitment is to foster a vibrant and active greenway that encourages economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces. To support Friends of Lafitte Greenway donate today and stay up-to-date with our newsletter!


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    Growing the Greenway Action Committee Kickoff Meeting

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    Please join Friends of Lafitte Greenway for the Growing the Greenway Action Committee Kickoff Meeting!

    On May 27-28, Friends of Lafitte Greenway and partners hosted the Local Foods Local Places Workshop. Over 80 residents and stakeholders gave their ideas to develop a Strategic Action Plan to increase access to healthy local foods in the Lafitte Corridor. We are pleased to present the draft of Building Our Local Food Economy: A Strategic Action Plan for the Lafitte Corridor, a community-based plan to advocate for and create community gardens along the Lafitte Greenway, available for download at lafittegreenway.org/LFLP1.

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    Announcing Our New Name: Friends of Lafitte Greenway

    We are delighted to announce that, effective August 24, 2015, we are changing our name from Friends of Lafitte Corridor to Friends of Lafitte Greenway. As the grand opening of the Lafitte Greenway nears, our new name is a reflection of our renewed commitment to this, now real, public space.

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    For nine years, we have worked with the community, our members, partners, and public officials to advocate for the preservation of the open green space within the Lafitte Railroad “Corridor”—stretching through nine New Orleans neighborhoods—and its transformation into the “Lafitte Greenway”. Today, that transformation is nearly complete.

    Our new brand reinforces our commitment to providing the programs, events, improvements, and advocacy that will make the Lafitte Greenway a vibrant community asset. We believe that by focusing our efforts on supporting the Lafitte Greenway, we will best serve the surrounding Lafitte Corridor neighborhoods. Friends of Lafitte Greenway looks forward to continuing to be your partner in building, programming, and promoting the Greenway as a great public space.

    We invite you to visit our new website at www.lafittegreenway.org to get to know our new look. Let us know what you think by emailing info@lafittegreenway.org!

    We want to thank Line 58 for their contributions that made this rebranding possible.

    Thank you for your continued support!

     

    Sincerely,

    Sophie Harris
    Executive Director
    Friends of Lafitte Greenway

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    Friends Of Lafitte Corridor Promotes The Greenway As A Great Public Space

    Friends of Lafitte Corridor seeks to revitalize the Lafitte Corridor by working to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

    “I brought my family along with me: my husband, my granddaughters. We come to have a good time,” says Ariska Everette, who’s sitting on a folding chair in front of a giant movie screen on the Lafitte Greenway. There’s a tub of popcorn in her lap. She’s waiting for the film Annie to start, but she says just being outside, in this space, feels great.

    “Like we transformed the whole thing. It’s usually just kids running around, now it’s a whole movie theater -- families sitting down. I love it”...

     

    Source: WWNO

    LISTEN to the full story: http://wwno.org/post/friends-lafitte-corridor-promotes-greenway-great-public-space

     

    Throw Me Somethin’: Help tend new trees around city

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    Get together with volunteers of Friends of Lafitte Corridor and NOLA Trash Mob for their third cleanup event of the year at 9:30 a.m. [Sunday] at Mid-City Market Patio, 401 N. Carrollton Ave. The focus of the cleanup will be the Mid-City neighborhood around Carrollton Avenue. Orange vests and supplies will be available... 

    Source: The Advocate

    Full Article: http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/community/crescentcity/12547127-171/throw-me-somethin-help-tend

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