The New Orleans Reforestation Plan was completed in December 2022. It was recognized through a City Council Resolution on January 19, 2023 and released at a press conference on January 20, 2023. You can find the complete plan here.


We are so thankful for all of the media coverage regarding the New Orleans Reforestation Plan. Check out all the exciting features below.

We made the front page of the The Advocate | Times Picayune. This article outlines in detail what the New Orleans Reforestation Plan means to all New Orleanians. You can also find it here at Photo by David Grunfeld.

SOUL Board member and Chair, Andreas Merkl delivered a succinct and accurate depiction of what New Orleanians face without adequate tree cover. WWLTV captured it here. Photo by Scott Myers.

Fox 8 captured inspiring words by Cm. Eugene Green during the Press Conference announcing the New Orleans Reforestation Plan on January 20, 2023. You can listen here. Photo by Scott Myers.

WGNO highlighted the benefits and timeliness of an adequate, equitable tree canopy during their coverage of the New Orleans Reforestation Plan on January 20, 2023. Click here to watch. Photo by Scott Myers.

SOUL’s Executive Director, Susannah Burley sat down with Halle Parker at WWNO Coastal Desk to break down the goal of planting 100,000 trees over 20 years. Read more here. Photo by Cheryl Gerber.

Mid-City Messenger detailed the design and function of Sewage and Water Board’s Bayou St. John Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project, designed by Dana Brown Associates. Click here to learn more. Photo by Dana Brown and Associates.

SOUL is currently hiring a Giving Officer. Click here for the full job description.