Stories from the SOUL: Climana Neighborhood Association

Last week, we told you why you and the hundreds of other volunteers and residents that have given their time and energy matter so much to us. Today, we’re showcasing the amazing folks in the Climana community to highlight what’s possible when a community comes together.

You may not have heard of the Climana neighborhood before. It’s a small but proud neighborhood bordered by Freret, Claiborne, Louisiana and Napoleon. Near the end of our last planting season, Climana Neighborhood Association reached out to SOUL eager to plant trees in their neighborhood. They quickly rallied neighbors to sign permits and local businesses to donate to the cause. Together we planted 38 trees on 21 properties in Climana with the help of residents and volunteers. Check out the video below to learn more about this exciting grassroots effort:


Like you, Climana wants to see trees on their streets and all of the benefits that come with a healthy tree canopy.  With a sincere motivation, critical mass of active residents, and an ample amount of planning and elbow grease, Climana turned their dream into a reality.

Now, as we enter our third year, we have a favor to ask: will you donate today so we can scale up to empower even more communities? Our tiny two-person staff is doing a whole lot with very little. We keep our overhead low and our impact high. No gift is too big or small, so please give today to the best of your ability so that we can continue this important work. Thank you for your consideration.

Warm regards,


P.S. We are in week 2 of our month-long TreeCentennial fundraiser and have raised $2,777 of our $15,000 goal. Check out the other stories and support community-driven reforestation today.


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