On February 16, New Orleans non-profit group Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL) held a volunteer effort to plant trees throughout Algiers, Louisiana. Employees from Crescent Towing and CTS Mooring joined teams from other local companies to plant 50 large, native, water-loving trees and helped mulch more than 20 live oaks that were planted from a previous SOUL volunteer project.
Launched in June 2016, SOUL’s mission is to drive a resilient and environmentally equitable New Orleans by improving its water systems, reducing storm water runoff, pollution, air temperatures, and subsidence and improving community health through the reforestation of the urban landscape. To date, the group has planted, mapped and tracked 335 large, native trees and by March 2018 had planted 790 trees. To learn more about SOUL and how you can help, visit their website.
Special thanks to our Crescent Towing and CTS Mooring employees who took time out of their busy day to participate in such an important community project.