Meet Alexis Marceaux - Programs & Projects Manager
We are so excited to welcome Alexis Marceaux to the team as our new Programs & Projects Manager! As a proud New Orleanian, Alexis looks forward to creating programming that celebrates the culture of New Orleans. When she is not biking, walking or working on the Greenway, you can find her performing with her bands Sweet Crude and Alexis & the Samurai at venues all throughout the city. She is excited to fuse her music career and education experience with her position at the Greenway.
1. What is something new you've learned about the Greenway?
I've learned that each one of the cypress trees we planted on the Greenway holds 880 gallons of water! Imagine what planting 1,000 cypress trees on the Greenway will do to prevent flooding in the neighborhood!
2. What are you most excited to dive into?
I'm really excited about our green infrastructure projects and implementing new programs that celebrate the culture of New Orleans throughout the year!
3. Where are people most likely to find you on the Greenway?
People can find me walking and biking the greenway daily and checking on our little baby cypress trees. I cannot wait to watch them grow!
The Lopez Bike & Pedestrian Bridge is Open!
Today, May 18th, Mayor Cantrell, Friends of Lafitte Greenway, project partners, and community members cut the ribbon on the N. Lopez Bridge. This new bridge creates critical safe connections from the neighborhoods, to the Greenway and beyond.
Water Management Feasibility Study
Could the Greenway do more to address neighborhood flooding? This is the question that we are asking in a study underway. Friends of Lafitte Greenway, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the New Orleans Business Alliance, has commissioned a study by Waggonner & Ball Architects to study the feasibility, cost, and impact of adding additional stormwater management facilities to the Lafitte Greenway. Parks have the power to address climate change. Preliminary results from this research are expected this summer. Stay tuned for opportunities to learn more and engage.
Planting the First 100 Trees of the 1,000 Cypress Forest
We’re planting 100 trees on Thursday, April 21st, in honor of Earth Day and you can be a part of it! Join our volunteer groups from Navy Week, Ochsner, IBERIABANK First Horizon, Emmanual Church, and Gulf Coast Bank. Our Greenway Grow! Campaign aims to plant a total of 1,000 Cypress trees and pollinator meadows on the Greenway.
You can support this campaign by signing up to volunteer here and giving at laffitegreenway.org/grow.
Thank you to our partners at NORD, Parks and Parkways, Spackman Mossop and Michaels, SOUL and Sprout NOLA.
Get ready for GiveNOLA Day - May 3rd
Early Giving for GiveNOLA Day starts next week! Starting April 19th, you can schedule your gift here and help us reach our $35,000 goal.
Your support on GiveNOLA Day, May 3rd, means the Greenway can continue to be a space for people to play and exercise, for trees and flowers to grow, and community to connect at fitness classes, Movies in the Park, and other cultural events.
If you’re looking to get more involved in the Greenway and GiveNOLA day, email [email protected].