Designers in New Orleans have learned much from our Dutch friends about safe, sustainable water management.  As we move beyond planning to implementation, that co-learning continues but the focus has grown to include civic engagement and citizen involvement.  In that spirit, the  Water Collaborative partnered with 1% Club to pilot civic crowdfunding in Greater New Orleans.

With lots of help from GNOF and our members, we are poised to unveil  a tool to match resources and knowledge with the nonprofits and neighborhoods working to make our region better, safer and stronger.  It’s called  NOLA Connects.  You can learn all about it on Thursday, June 29, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Wayward Owl Brewing Co. RSVP here.

When NOLA Connects launches, donors and volunteers will have the opportunity to support a broad range of projects: tree planting in Algiers, music education in Treme, stormwater retrofits for an Uptown elementary school, and rain barrels in Gentilly — just to name a few.  Please join us on Thursday to toast the nonprofit and community leaders behind the projects. Wayward Owl Brewing is located at 3940 Thalia St., in the former Gem Theater. See you there!