If it’s a relatively small contribution to the giant problem of coastal erosion, it’s still a positive step, made possible when thousands of Orleans Parish families donated Christmas trees after the holidays to be used in restoration projects.
More than 12,000 trees were airlifted into Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge as part of a program to create new marsh habitats.
It took a team effort from the city’s collection contractors, and city and federal officials but also from residents who cleaned the trees for use in the recycling project.
We commend all involved. It’s a happy ending to a happy Christmas season.