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Make A Difference Event

VOLUNTEER FOR THE CEER 2014 Make A Difference Event
Monday, July 28, 2014    |    Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette, LA
Maximum number of volunteers that may participate: 50

Thank you to our
Make A Difference
Event Sponsors:



Brown & Caldwell

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Parsons Brinckerhoff


Weston Solutions

Sometimes you just have to get dirty and fight

Register early. Space will fill quickly and you don’t want to miss out on a goodtime.


Just downriver from New Orleans, within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, is the historic Chalmette Battlefield, site of the War of 1812’s famous Battle of New Orleans.

MISSION: The northern perimeter of Chalmette Battlefield has become overgrown with invasive plants, which are threatening the biodiversity of this small wooded ecosystem. Together with our leaders from the National Park Service and Biohabitats, we will wage battle on Chinese tallow tree saplings and other invasive species that threaten this important historic and ecological site. A victory celebration picnic in nearby newly-constructed Crescent Park will follow (rations to include cold beer), located in the Bywater section of New Orleans.

PROVIDED: Equipment, lunch and refreshments (including water) will be provided.

YOU BRINGSunscreen, water bottle, hiking boots or old tennis shoes that can get dirty; spare pair of work gloves if you have them. The area may be swampy or dry, containing anywhere from one inch to one foot of water, so dress accordingly. We will send out weather updates as the date gets closer.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 15 or until the limit of 50 volunteers is reached.


7:00am Light breakfast items served at hotel as volunteers board bus
7:30am Bus departs Hilton Riverside to 98606 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA
8:15am Arrive at Visitor Center Chalmette Battlefield & National Cemetery
  Volunteers use bathrooms at Visitor Center
8:30am Mark Ford and Keith Bowers to provide welcoming talk and site information
  Pre-work group photo
9:00am Welcome group, volunteers browse visitor center,
team debriefing and report to assigned work stations.
9:00am Volunteers reboard bus to head over  to work area
  Debrief each team as to assigned work area, water logistics, note taking
11:30am Clean up time, turn in tools, wash down if needed at maintenance center
   Post-work photo & t-shirts
12noon Board bus to head to Crescent Park
12:30pm Arrive Crescent Park for food & drink,
  Talk by Rick Campanella, Tulane – bywater community
1:30 pm Reboard bus to head back to hotel
2:00 pm Arrive hotel


Questions? Email Beth Miller-Tipton at: –OR- Mark Ford at:

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