NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
National Coastal Resilience Fund
Project Title: Restoration of Sankofa Wetland Park (LA)
Sankofa Community Development Corporation
Project ID:

Restore 40-acres of coastal wetlands by removing over 3,000 invasive plant species, planting 40 acres of native vegetation with 10,000 native plants, including cypress and tupelo trees, and building a retention pond to store over 8,000,000 gallons of water. Project will improve water quality, attract birds and wildlife by restoring their natural habitats, and retain and store floodwaters to mitigate flood damage and climate change in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Award Amount:
The project will take place in the Lower Ninth Ward area of New Orleans, Louisiana.