NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow, October 12, Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local organizations, volunteers and residents will participate in the fifth NOLA FOR LIFE Day to revitalize the St. Roch neighborhood in and around St. Roch Park. The event is part of NOLA FOR LIFE, Mayor Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy which encourages citizens to get involved and rebuild neighborhoods.
Activities at the October 12 event will take place from 9am to 1pm at St. Roch Park which is located at 1800 St. Roch Avenue.
Volunteer activities around the neighborhood will include: the installation of energy efficient light bulbs with Green Light New Orleans; cleaning and marking of catch basins with Bayou Land; trash clean up with NOLA Trash Mob; smoke detector installation by the New Orleans Fire Department; bike rack installation with Where Ya’ Rack, a project of the Young Leadership Council, tree planting with Hike for KaTREEna along with canvassing and cleaning up the neighborhood. NOLA FOR LIFE Day also will include a FIT NOLA Parks community engagement event and a resource fair with representatives from City and partner agencies on hand to share information with the public.
Additionally, the following locations are scheduled to be demolished at 10 a.m. on Saturday:
2001 Mandeville Street
2024 Mandeville Street
In advance of NOLA for Life Day, City departments and agencies including Code Enforcement & Hearings Bureau, NOPD, NOFD, 311, Sanitation, NORA, NORDC, Public Works, Parks & Parkways, Neighborhood Engagement Office, Mosquito, Rodent & Termite Control Board, and Sewerage and Water Board have focused on quality of life and public safety enhancements. The City has repaired street lights, replaced missing street signs, removed abandoned cars, cut overgrown lots, and performed code enforcement sweeps.
Registration is available online and those interested in volunteering can click here to register.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
WHAT: NOLA FOR LIFE Day
WHEN: TOMORROW, October 12
9:30 a.m. - Opening remarks
9:45- 11:45 a.m.- Volunteer Activities
Noon-1 p.m.- Community engagement with resource fair, food and music
WHERE: St. Roch Park
1800 St. Roch Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117