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2016 is off to a running start: This evening, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) hosts a public meeting in New Orleans on its proposed FY2017 plan. Next week, Propeller presents its Water Economy Workshop, and soon thereafter NOAA presents a climate adaptation training for communities along the Gulf Coast.

The working groups of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative are back at work, too. I'm always impressed by the energy and ideas that come from our meetings: from high school summer camps to advanced online tools to track the growth of green infrastructure in our region. If you aren't already involved in one of these working groups, I encourage you to give it a try. 

Why not make a 
new year's resolution to contribute more to water education, advocacy and volunteerism in greater New Orleans? Keep reading for some of the many ways to get involved.

All the best,
Nathan Lott


Congratulations to Jefferson Parish for breaking ground on Bayou Metairie Park Water Demonstration Project!
Don't miss this great new video produced by Dana Brown & Associates for the city, NORA and SWBNO.

Make a Difference:

  • A CPRA Public Meeting on FY 2017 takes place at the Port of New Orleans Auditorium on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Friends of Lafitte Greenway seek volunteers to participate in upcoming cleanups and organizations to provide public educational exhibits and materials for the annual greenway hike.
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation invites volunteers to help restore coastal forests and swamps with several weekend tree plantings this winter. 


  • Propeller's Water Economy Workshop examines the state of coastal and urban workforce development: 4035 Washington Ave. on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.
  • The Gulf National Estuarine Research Reserve and NOAA Disaster Response Center climate adaptation training for coastal communities takes place in Mobile, Alabama Jan. 26-28
  • Louisiana Water Network meets at the Regional Planning Commission, 10 Veterans Blvd. in New Orleans, on Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tulane School of Law presents its annual Environmental Law Summit, with sessions on water, energy, and climate on Feb. 19-20. 
  • RES/CON, formerly the International Disaster Conference and Expo, takes place at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Mar. 1-3. 

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Job Openings:

  • Director of Impact and Education Program Manager, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation.Details.
  • Development Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Details.
  • Planner, Jefferson Parish.Details.
  • Laboratory Technician and Engineer, Sewerage and Water Board. Details

Funding Opportunities:

  • NFWF Gulf Coast Conservation Grants proposals due Jan. 28. View RFP.
  • NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Grant Program accepting applications through Feb. 3. View RFP.
  • NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants proposals due Feb. 8.View RFP.
  • EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Program accepting applications through Feb. 12. View RFP.

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