Baton Rouge Green's Living Roadways sites along the interstate stystem were initially installed in collaboration with the Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) with support of federal funds throughthe ISTEA program. Both DOTD and City Parish DPW continue to support keeping our roads looking their best by allowing Baton Rouge Green's sponsor recognition program along roadways where safety and visibility are not compromised.
A simple idea...open source citrus. Baton Rouge Green's City Citrus program provides local sources of public fruit by planting citrus trees on maintained but underused urban spaces. City Citrus is local, sustainable and open source, it beautifies the urban environment and adds to the diminishing local treescape.
Share the fruit.
Baton Rouge Green selects environmentally underserved neighborhoods each year throughout the City of Baton Rouge for tree plantings held between October and March. Partnering with neighborhood organizations, residents and volunteers, Baton Rouge Green shares information and technical assistance about planting and maintaining trees and empowering local citizens to implement tree planting and maintenance programs in their neighborhoods.
Baton Rouge Green is dedicated to edcuating our community on all things green! Check out our next Plant Smart event - always free and open to the public!
Through geospatial "cloud" technology along with the U.S. Forest Service's i-Tree analysis, this inventory of our urban canopy will quantify environmental and economic benefits to our community. We are working with the City of Baton Rouge in a continuing effort to inventory all of our community's trees.