NPI MARCH MEETING: Saturday, March 21, 2020                      BIG LAKE PLANTING and meeting at City Park:  Plant more locally grown, native plants! Stay tuned for more information soon.


NPI will be involved in two upcoming events to increase awareness of Coastal erosion and threatened wetlands.  We are seeking a few NPI volunteers to help man information tables at each.
On Thursday, February 6th, NPI is again teaming up with Woodland Conservancy. The Save Our Sponge Concert will be  at The New Orleans Jazz Market on OC Haley Blvd. The fundraising event is $30 entry and will have a silent auction, Woodlands Conservancy merchandise sales, and (this is where NPI comes in) an opportunity for $5 cash donations with a thank you plant to take home.
NPI is donating a selection of native plants which will be given to each $5 donor at the front gate. We need volunteers to attach labels and make pots presentable and portable for the event. 1-2 people for a total of 3 hours of work. Place and time TBD.
NPI would also like a couple of NPI members to help represent NPI at the front table. Plan to arrive at 5:30pm prior to the Patron Party which starts at 6pm. The event ends at 9:45pm.
PLEASE email, dionnedmello23@gmail.com IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP PREPARE THE PLANTS AND/OR HELP AT THE EVENT.

Cook Off for the Coast will be held on Saturday, February 8th. The event will be held at Docville Farm located at 5124 E. St. Bernard Hwy from 11 AM to 3 PM. We are asking NPI member sand Master Gardeners to represent NPI/MGGNO at this event.  If you can help man an information table, please email npi-gno2019@gmail.com.  NPI has lots of tabling materials, plant information and other activities to engage guests. Volunteers should arrive by 10AM and be ready to table by 10:30AM……If you’ve never been to Docville, it’s worth the trip just to see it.

City Park’s SUPER SATURDAYS in 2020
Help keep the New Orleans City Park looking its best!
Meet a little before 9 am and work until noon. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. Super Saturdays are generally the first Saturday of each month. To sign up and get details on that day’s meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Upcoming dates: March 7th and April 4th