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Make A Difference Event

VOLUNTEER FOR THE CEER 2014 Make A Difference Event
Monday, July 28, 2014    |    Chalmette Battlefield, Chalmette, LA
Maximum number of volunteers that may participate: 50

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Make A Difference
Event Sponsors:


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Weston Solutions

LOCATION: Just downriver from New Orleans in Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans – the Chalmette Battlefield. Many people believe this last great battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain was unnecessary, since the treaty ending the war was signed in late 1814, but the war was not over. The resounding American victory at the Battle of New Orleans soon became a symbol of a new idea: American democracy triumphing over the old European ideas of aristocracy and entitlement.

VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE: The perimeter of this roughly 10 acre national park has become overgrown with invasive plants. We need volunteers to help prune, pull and remove various sized plants, trees, shrubs and overgrown vegetation. The area may be swampy or dry, containing anywhere from one inch to one foot of water, depending on the weather and amount of rain. Volunteers will be divided into teams of 4-5 people per team, roughly 10 teams total.

All equipment, t-shirts, gloves, pruners, tarps, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Deadline to Sign Up: June 15 or until the limit of 50 volunteers is reached.

INDIVIDUALS TO BRING: Hiking boots or old tennis shoes that can get dirty; spare pair of work gloves if you have one.

EVENT ITINERARY: Monday, July 28, 2014

7:00am Lite Breakfast Items served at Hotel as board bus
7:30am Depart Hilton Riverside to 98606 W St Bernard Hwy,
Chalmette, LA
8:15am Arrive at Visitor Center Chalmette Battlefield
& National Cemetery
8:15am – 9:00am Welcome group, volunteers browse visitor center,
team debriefing and report to assigned work stations.
9:00am Main Work Period Begins
11:00am Clean-Up Time: bag garbage and debris, turn in tools,
12noon Board bus; depart for hotel (boxed lunches served on bus)
1:00pm Return to Hilton Riverside

Questions? Email Beth Miller-Tipton at: –OR- Mark Ford at:

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