Gazette November 2022

Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a nationwide day of giving. As a nonprofit organization, Friends of Lafitte Greenway aims to provide programs to our community that connects them to nature, destinations and each other. This Giving Tuesday, please consider showing your support so we can continue to maintain a healthy environment for all. 

 

 

Community Conversations

Interested in learning about upcoming programming on the Greenway? Join us at the Greenway Plaza on November 17th as we discuss future projects that you can be involved in! This will also be an opportunity to bring any questions you may have about all things Greenway that we will be happy to answer.

 

Photo by: Sophia Germer

Tree Planting with SOUL and Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Please join us on November 19th as we partner with SOUL (Sustaining our Urban Landscape) 100 trees along the Greenway trail. This is part of our Greenway Grow! campaign to plant 1,000 cypress trees on the Greenway that will help reduce the effects of flooding. If you are interested in volunteering with us, RSVP below.

Saturday, Nov. 19

9:30AM-1PM

 

 

 

Thank you to the kind volunteers that helped us plant, stake, and mulch trees earlier in the month. 

Thank you to our sponsors Entergy and First Horizon for making this project possible.

 

Supernova Sponsorship 

Greenway Supernova sponsorship and donation opportunities are still available.

Donations support Greenway programming such as Supernova that provides a free event for the community to engage in art and culture.

 

Contact [email protected] for more information.

We need volunteers to make Supernova a success. Sign up for a shift below:

 

Learn about the Greenway on the trail

New way-finding signage has been installed around the Greenway. These interpretative signs detail historical knowledge of the land the Greenway rests on as well as fun facts about the flora and fauna in the surrounding environment. Ride the Greenway to spot the signs at various locations along the 2.6 mile pedestrian and bike trail.

 

Thank you to EPA for their support. 

 

Greenway Executive Director Application Open

Friends is looking for an engaging, dynamic, and driven Executive Director to build on the organization’s 15+ years of success by advancing the organization’s mission, innovating upon its strengths, and carrying the organization’s work forward. Candidates will be tasked with upholding the vision of Friends, a healthy and vibrant Greenway that connects people to nature, their destinations, and each other.

You can find the job posting below. Please share it with your networks, friends, and family. Thank you for your continued support and engagement with Friends of the Lafitte Greenway.

 

Call for Board Members

Applications are open for the Greenway Board Member 2023-2026 term. Help ensure that the Greenway is a safe, active, and vibrant public space.

To apply for a board member position: Please submit a letter-of-interest and resume or equivalent to the Nominating Committee at [email protected] by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Click the application below for more information on becoming a board member. 

Photo By: Patrick Niddrie

Get Fit Fall Series Wrap up

November 19th marks the last class of our GetFit series of the year. Thank you to everyone who spent their time with us during our Fall workout series on the Greenway! Let’s have a relaxing last yoga class, this Saturday at 9am on the Great Lawn with the Ohm Well.

We want to continue providing these classes to the community and improve on them in any way possible. Please fill out the survey below and give us your thoughts on the Fall Get Fit series.

Thank you to our sponsors Healthy Blue and Greater New Orleans Foundation for supporting these classes

 

Halloween Spooktacular

We had an amazing Halloween Spooktacular! Special thanks to our community partners who joined us as we passed out candy along the trail. And of course, thank you to all who attended and enjoyed a wonderful night of candy, food, and fun in their spooky costumes. See you next year!