Umbrella

A partnership created to bring multiple green infrastructure options to neighborhoods in a comprehensive and accessible way.

We are working to prioritize green infrastructure projects in the Hoffman Triangle and increase capacity of local community members to identify opportunities for green infrastructure in their neighborhoods. Connecting a green jobs training program, faith-based leaders and local community members, we will use innovative tools to address stormwater and flooding issues, while at the same time scaling up highly effective green infrastructure retrofit techniques.

Our partners are happy to bring our green infrastructure model to neighbors in the Hoffman Triangle over the next two years.


 

Paving removal | Urban Conservancy’s Front Yard Initiative

Rain barrels | Green Light New Orleans

Tree planting | SOUL

Workforce and small business development | Launch NOLA

 

 


In partnership with the City of New Orleans and funded by the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. 

Update 3

Nov 2019

Last month, Leo “Coach” Young, long-time Hoffman Triangle resident and recent go-to guy on his block for questions about how to manage stormwater after having Mastodonte install French drains on his property! Check out the video here of Coach speaking about the work being done on his property and the importance of stormwater management in his neighborhood, a neighborhood that has been extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change, all possible due to the SSDN grant that makes our work in the Hoffman Triangle possible.

Update 2

Sep 2019

SSCF Outreach Report |  “Between January and April 2019, WATER BLOCK, LLC worked with project partners, residents, local nonprofits and faith based organizations to collect qualitative and quantitative information about Hoffman Triangle, and the flooding concerns in the area.” This report is a comprehensive analysis of the data collected by the canvassing done with one of our partners, WATER BLOCK, to help us understand the concerns of residents of the Hoffman Triangle, both environmental and social.

Update 1

Mar 2019

We’re pleased to announce the Urban Conservancy +  partners SOUL, Green Light New Orleans, and Launch NOLA have received funding to work in the Hoffman Triangle for the next two years from the Southeastern Sustainability Directors Network.

“USING FRONT YARDS TO ADDRESS FLOODING”
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

“Investment: $298,800
Project Partners: City of New Orleans, Urban Conservancy, Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL); Launch NOLA Green; Green Light New Orleans
Project Summary: New Orleans partners will prioritize green infrastructure projects in the Hoffman Triangle, one of the neighborhoods most vulnerable to repetitive flood loss, and also increase capacity of local community members to identify opportunities for green infrastructure in their neighborhoods. Connecting a green jobs training program, faith-based leaders and local community members, the project will use innovative tools to address stormwater and flooding issues, while at the same time scaling up highly effective green infrastructure retrofit techniques.”

Read the full press release.

Umbrella is group of different green infrastructure partners working together! Sign up for our programs below.


Paving Removal Application | Urban Conservancy’s Front Yard Initiative

Rain Barrel Application | Green Light New Orleans

Tree Planting Application | SOUL 

Small business + workforce development application | Launch NOLA 

 

Umbrella Project Photos – Hoffman Triangle