Sep 20

Water Cycle Bike Tour


   Groundwork New Orleans

Water Cycle Bike Tour

If you missed our Spring Bike Tour, now’s your chance to join us for our fun and informative Fall Bike Tour tracing the historic and hidden waterways of New Orleans. There will be some new stops, too!

We will follow the path of rain water from the high ground in the Marigny along the canals that drain the City, out to the pumping stations, and return along the historic Bayou St. John. Along the way learn about the water management efforts taking place that will make our beautiful City more resilient.This tour will be led by Ramiro Diaz, water expert and designer with Waggonner & Ball and an author of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.
The tour will culminate with a celebration with food and cocktails at Groundwork New Orleans Earth Lab. Come out to enjoy a wonderful day with us, while also learning more about the restoration and preservation efforts taking place in the heart of our city!

We will meet at the corner of St. Claude & Spain St., our outdoor Earth Lab. You will see a black mural painted “Earth Lab”.

Registration/Check-in 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Tour: 2:00 pm – 5pm
After-party: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10 to participate- covers both tour & afterparty
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Water Cycle Bike Tour, May 2016 Water Cycle Bike Tour/Pumping Station, May 2016



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Aug 01

Changing Places, Changing Lives

Mission: Groundwork New Orleans works to achieve the mission we share with Groundwork USA, which is to work to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.


Vision: Groundwork New Orleans engages residents, volunteers, businesses and local organizations in practical projects that improve quality of life, restore the ecological function of the physical environment, and lay the foundations for sustainable development.


Goals and Objectives: A sustainable community starts with a vibrant, healthy and safe environment for individuals and enterprises to prosper. The primary goal of Groundwork New Orleans is to improve quality of life in the City of New Orleans in three ways:


For Residents: creating opportunities for people to learn new skills and take local action to better their community.

For Neighborhoods: creating better, safer and healthier neighborhoods today and for the future.

For Prosperity: helping businesses and individuals fulfill their potential, which ultimately makes the City of New Orleans a better, more prosperous place to live.