Volunteers complete Phase 2 of the Caernarvon Tree Planting

Students from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 8th 

 St. Bernard Parish Government and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) completed Phase 2 of the 2017 Caernarvon Cypress Tree Planting this past weekend.  Approximately twenty volunteers assisted with the unloading, staging, and planting of over 700 trees, bringing the total number of cypress trees planted in 2017 to 1,250. Students from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island were among the volunteers who participated.  

St. Bernard is in need of volunteers to participate in the third and final phase of the 2017 cypress tree planting effort, which will take place on Saturday, April 8th. Click on the link below to register.


 The LPBF and its partners have been engaged in cypress reforestation efforts in the Caernarvon area since 2011. The 2017 planting is intended to build upon the previous work of the LPBF by adding 2,400 cypress trees to a 12-acre site near the exterior of the levee system.