NEW ORLEANS (press release) – City Park Conservancy (CPC) has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization.

This year’s grant, in the amount of $8,000, will support CPC’s litter reduction and recycling education efforts. Since March 2020, City Park has seen an increase in Park usage, averaging 3.2 million unique annual visits. KLB’s support will allow CPC to enhance its community outreach and educational initiatives in caring for the Park’s 1,300 acres of greenspace. Park visitors have a hand in keeping the Park clean, and without the public’s help, it wouldn’t be possible to maintain its beauty or cleanliness.

In the spring of 2023, CPC will continue its litter-abatement campaign launched in 2022 to build awareness and education around keeping parks and greenspaces free of litter, increase recycling, and stewarding a healthy park. This will keep wildlife safe and will benefit the community with accessible, clean, and healthy natural environments. 

This year to date, the Park hosted various ‘Cleanup Krewe’ volunteer days to clean the Park’s greenspaces with 594 volunteers participating totaling 1,383 hours. City Park also participated in the KLB Love the Boot campaign and hosted one of the top-10 cleanups out of 280 events statewide. The goal of CPC’s initiatives is to encourage the community to participate in long-term litter reduction, enhanced recycling efforts, and overall care for the park and green spaces across New Orleans.

CPC hosts various volunteer opportunities monthly from litter abatement, graffiti removal, to trail-restoration projects. For more information and to sign up, visit NewOrleansCityPark.org

Upcoming Volunteer Initiatives: 

Cleanup Krewe – Litter Abatement                                               Tuesday, October 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Big Lake Native Plant Trail Restoration Project                     Friday, October 28, from 9-11 a.m.

Cleanup Krewe – Litter Abatement                                               Tuesday, November 1, from 9-11 a.m. 

Cleanup Krewe – Graffiti Removal                                                  Thursday, November 3, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.