Service Project

MLK Jr. Day of Service

January 21, 2019 09:00 AM-02:00 PM


Sankofa Nature Trail and Wetland Park

6401 Florida Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Event Overview

Join NOLA 1st Platoon for our MLK Jr. Day of Service event in partnership with Sankofa. We are very excited to be working with Sankofa and supporting them in the amazing work that they do in our great city. The Sankofa Wetland Park, located at 6401 Florida Ave. in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood was developed by Sankofa Community Development Corporation in partnership with Sewerage and Water Board and City of New Orleans. Sankofa worked with a team of wetland ecologists and landscape architects to transform this area into a space for environmental education, relaxation, and recreation for all to enjoy. Over 300 Bald cypress and 200 Herbaceous trees have been installed with 81,929 gallons of water flowing into the wetland area. Over 400 invasive Chinese Tallow trees were removed from the site. To learn more about Sankofa visit their website at We will be doing light construction and area beautification. No experience is necessary. We will have professionals on hand to guide you every step of the project. Children are welcome at this event. As always, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

What To Wear

TMC Shirts will be provided. Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Weather And Closed-Toed Shoes. No Sandals.

What to Bring

Bring A Positive Attitude And A Friend!

Inclement Weather

We Will Reschedule For Jan. 26, 2019

New Orleans Platoon

Event Contact:  Kentrell Jones

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