Solving New Orleans drainage issues one young adult at a time.
New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps was created through a partnership between Louisiana Green Corps, a non-profit workforce training organization that provides career building opportunities for people aspiring to improve their lives and communities, Home by Hand, Inc., a non-profit affordable housing developer, with a focus on environmental sustainability and Greenman Dan Inc., a socially conscious, stormwater and landscape company.
Our mission is to provide affordable solutions to the city’s struggling drainage system by mitigating stormwater at the residential level. To accomplish this, we employ an innovative approach of educating and training the area’s young adults to do this work and position them to become part of the workforce within the burgeoning green infrastructure sector.
Through the Every Drop Makes a Difference initiative, Groundwork New Orleans has been added to the coalition. Groundwork New Orleans engages students, 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.
Ensuring the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of our great city requires a multi-pronged approach. Individual homeowner participation is an integral part of achieving a meaningful, measurable impact. We hope to achieve our goals by focusing on delivering services to the residential sector.
There are estimated to be more than 26,000 young adults who are not connected to school or work in the Greater New Orleans Area, that’s the 3rd highest disconnection rate in the nation.
Projections show there will be more than 12,000 new job openings in the green infrastructure sector in New Orleans over the next five years.
By pooling our resources and tackling these issues head on, we hope to help create the workforce needed to install and maintain the green infrastructure that the city so sorely needs, creating a legacy of stewardship for future generations of New Orleanians.
- After filling out the inquiry form a representative from New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps will contact you to schedule a free consultation to assess your stormwater management needs
- A written proposal and quote will be provided
- Students are trained and supervised by a licensed professional to do all proposed work
- This innovative training model allows us to deliver our services at a fraction of the cost
New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps along with our partners at Groundwork New Orleans are ready to meet your stormwater management needs.
- French Drains and Infiltration Trenches
- Rains Gardens
- Bioretention Swales
- Stormwater Planter Boxes
- Rain Barrels
- Flow-Through Planters