Walk-and-Learn this Saturday in Algiers


Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m., Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative presents a walk-and-learn tour of the new Louisiana SPCA campus in Algiers. Join us to see first-hand the ways in which onsite bioretention creates an attractive green space that also acts like a sponge when it rains.  Pets and pet owners alike enjoy the parklike setting.

Near the Louisiana SPCA headquarters is the neighborhood of Algiers Point, which occupies relatively high ground on the river’s natural levee. Walk-and-learn participants will hear first-hand from the neighbors who were shocked when FEMA dubbed their neighborhood a flood zone.  We’ll learn how they successfully took on the federal agency to have the flood maps revised.

After the tour and conversation, participants can visit with some of the SPCA’s pets-in-residence.

Jasmine Henderson