Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to! Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures and read the updates below. To find out more about the CAB and our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page.

Photos 1-2: Neighborhoods band together for cleanup effort
June was a busy month for five New Orleans neighborhoods that participated in a storm drain cleaning effort to prepare for summer storms and hurricane season. The Green Clean Neighborhood Effort is a month-long initiative led by Water Wise NOLA and local residents to kick off hurricane season by cleaning storm drains in New Orleans’ Treme, 7th Ward, St Roch, Bunny Friend, and Esplanade Ridge neighborhoods. The effort started with a party to provide information about cleaning storm drains, rain gardens and rain barrels and how these green infrastructure measures can reduce flooding. Then residents were given a tour of a local pump station (AP Tureaud Avenue and Broad Street) by the Sewerage and Water Board. A In one photo, local administrative staff from UBER New Orleans cleaned 45 storm drains in the 7th Ward during one of the clean-up days in June.

Photos 3-4: CAB member launches fitness startup
Past CAB Chair Peter Stevenson launched a new venture called Total Package Fitness & Recreation. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and community participants by providing active and passive recreation, education, and team building programs. For more information, check out their website at tpfitnessandrec.com.

By Tulane PRC staff
June 2016

Topics:   community advisory board , community health , built environment

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