School Principals from Across the Country to Get Their Hands Dirty at Wetlands Planting on Big Lake in City Park

NEW ORLEANS- More than 60 elementary school principals from across the country will get their hands dirty tomorrow collecting and planting thousands of sprigs of wetland grass in an effort to revive Big Lake at the entrance to New Orleans’ historic City Park.

The principals, who are in town attending the annual convention of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, will take part in the massive wetlands planting Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 from 9- 11:30 am.

This volunteer event was organized by the America’s WETLAND Conservation Corps (AWCC), LSU AgCenter and New Orleans City Park, in an effort to make Big Lake one of the most scenic locations in New Orleans.

“Whether it’s a group of students, individual community members or dozens of elementary principals from across the country, the help of passionate volunteers is essential to City Park’s ongoing efforts to still be one of the greatest urban parks in America,” said organizer Kyle Saari from the America’s WETLAND Conservation Corps.

For additional information, please contact the event organizer, AWCC Member Kyle Saari at ksaari@agcenter.lsu.edu or 832-655-5481.

The America’s WETLAND Conservation Corps is a partnership of the America’s WETLAND Foundation and the LSU AgCenter, which is supported by AmeriCorps, the Louisiana Serve Commission, and the Office of Lt. Governor Mitchell J. Landrieu. To learn more, visit americaswetland.org.