YRNO Joins Healthy Block Initiative

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is excited to announce our participation in the Healthy Block Initiative taking place on the St. Ann Street and North White Street block in the Bayou St. John neighborhood.

In partnership with other local organizations (Urban Conservancy, SOUL NOLA, and Green Light New Orleans), the Healthy Block Initiative offers neighbors in the homes surrounding YRNO’s worksite: Trees, Pavement Removal, and Rain barrels to help manage stormwater in the neighborhood.

These images were taken on the Momenta Project New Orleans 2018: Working with Nonprofits workshop in New Orleans, LA. Photo © Pedro Ledesma III/Momenta Workshops 2018.

YRNO’s “Yellow House” on the corner is serving as a demonstration site for each of these strategies of  stormwater management, and YRNO trainees are participating in training on the issues as well as future installation, planting, and removal projects.

These images were taken on the Momenta Project New Orleans 2018: Working with Nonprofits workshop in New Orleans, LA. Photo © Pedro Ledesma III/Momenta Workshops 2018.

Storing rainwater on individual homes’ properties will help reduce flooding, like the flooding that occurred in Mid City in August 2017.

To get involved or learn more, join YRNO and the Healthy Block Initiative at the Icehouse (2803 St. Philip Street) on Thursday April 26th at 6pm for a community meeting. See you there!

These images were taken on the Momenta Project New Orleans 2018: Working with Nonprofits workshop in New Orleans, LA. Photo © Pedro Ledesma III/Momenta Workshops 2018.

Thank you to Pedro Ledesma III (check him out! https://www.pedroledesmaiii.com/) for donating these beautiful photos of the crew and the installation.

These images were taken on the Momenta Project New Orleans 2018: Working with Nonprofits workshop in New Orleans, LA. Photo © Pedro Ledesma III/Momenta Workshops 2018.