Presented by Toyota, the family-friendly event promotes storm cleanup during the most active part of hurricane season
NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, August 19 Pontchartrain Conservancy and NOLA Ready are proud to host the fourth annual Storm Aware and Prepare event presented by Toyota. The event will take place at the New Canal Lighthouse located at 8001 Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will provide hurricane preparedness information during the most active part of the 2023 hurricane season.
“We know how crucial it is to help our friends, neighbors and community members prepare for storm events,” said Kristi Trail, executive director of Pontchartrain Conservancy. “Thanks to our partners, Storm Aware and Prepare helps provide needed resources and expert advice to our community to improve our understanding of what it means to live with and near water, better prepare for natural events and ultimately preserve life and property.”
Community members are invited to come out and learn how to clean storm drains in their neighborhood and log their cleanups. Pontchartrain Conservancy will be giving away cleanup supplies. Participants who log their cleanups will be entered for a chance to win a gift basket full of hurricane preparedness supplies. Partner organizations, including NOHSEP/NOLA Ready, will be onsite to provide information and answer any questions from community members.
In addition to hurricane prep resources, and cleanup information, this family-friendly event will include coastal educational activities for adults and children provided by Pontchartrain Conservancy. Valerie’s Snoballs will also be onsite providing snowballs for purchase.
Additional partners include CORE – Community Organized Relief Effort, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Second Harvest Food Bank New Orleans and Acadiana, the City of New Orleans Office of Resilience and Sustainability, JenCare, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, NOHSEP/NOLA Ready, Quad Area Community Action Agency and more.
For more information about this family-friendly event, visit https://scienceforourcoast.org/stormsweep2023/
About Pontchartrain Conservancy: Pontchartrain Conservancy is a New Orleans-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to an environmentally sustainable, prosperous and resilient region. Our mission is to drive environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education and advocacy. Pontchartrain Conservancy consists of a board of directors representing Lake Pontchartrain Basin parishes and regulatory agencies. For more information or to get involved, visit www.scienceforourcoast.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @PontchartrainConservancy and Twitter at @OurBasin.
About NOLA Ready: NOLA Ready is the City’s Emergency Preparedness Campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP). NOLA Ready provides a direct connection between NOHSEP and the city served, striving to ensure that New Orleanians are prepared and connected to emergency information before, during, and after disasters. Through year-round public engagement, the NOLA Ready team communicates all-hazards to residents, businesses, and community organizations in Orleans Parish. For more information, visit ready.nola.gov. Stay connected and receive emergency text alerts by texting NOLAREADY to 77295. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @nolaready.