On October 11, Bayou Rebirth is hosting a one day conference on the benefit native plants bring to southeast Louisiana's urban environment. This conference brings together a diverse group of professionals and community members to network, share knowledge and expertise, and discuss the benefits native plants provide for water management, wildlife habitat and building resilience to climate change.
The morning agenda includes Keynote speaker Dr. Doug Tallamy followed by three panel discussions featuring Water Management and Planning, Benefits of Native Plants and Community Concerns and Solutions. Lunch is not provided but is easily accessible in the Delagado cafeteria. After lunch, there will be breakout sessions in charrette fashion planned by Delgado Horticulture students to design solutions to storm water management problems around the Greater New Orleans area. Followed by that, there are optional field trips at an extra cost at native plantings around the city. Sites inlcude: Longue Vue House and Gardens, City Park native gardens, Couturie Forest and an Uptown Streetside Cypress Swale (there is a pre conference morning coffee at this site as well). To conclude the event, there will be a complimentary reception at Longue Vue House and Gardens to enjoy refreshments and network with other attendees.
Admission: Students $12, General Public $25, Professional $45
If you are interested in volunteering to receive free admission please contact Zoe Linder-Bapti at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the event and Bayou Rebirth's mission please visit our website at www.bayourebirth.org
On October 12, Natural Awakenings is hosting a one-day Healthy Living and Sustainability Expo that you can register for on our event page as well.
Thank you so much to our sponsors:
Live Oak: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Awakenings magazine, Longue Vue House and Gardens
Bald Cypress: Louisiana Native Plant Society, Loyola Institute for Environmental Communications
Swamp Azalea: Global Green's Water Wise Program, Joule Energy, Susan Norris-Davis and Mark Davis, Waggonner and Ball Architects, Bayou Land RC&D
Louisiana Iris: Willie La Nasa, Gulf Restoration Network, Cap's Design Studio
Louisiana Canna: Propeller, LifeCity, FutureProof, New Orleans Green, and Go Natives Nursery-Seattle, WA.
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Bayou Rebirth Mission: In an effort to increase public awareness of coastal land loss and the need for urban resilience to climate change impacts, Bayou Rebirth seeks to bring together, educate, and empower residents of and visitors to South Louisiana through hands-on wetlands restoration and stewardship projects.