COMMUNITY IMPACT

Ouachita Green provides organization and planning for beautification projects, litter abatement, fundraising events, and educational efforts in Ouachita Parish.

Blue Star Memorial Gardens

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The Blue Star Memorial Gardens Project was a joint effort with the City of West Monroe, Keep West Monroe Beautiful, Blue Star Mothers, First West, local garden clubs, elected officials, and many individual donors.

This project was completed and dedicated July 3rd 2019. The project included upgrading the Blue Star Memorial Marker by landscaping the area, placing a flagpole and lighting, the planting of 5 Cypress tree representing each branch of the US Military, and placing a boarder of brick pavers honoring local individuals, and many men and women that have served our country and community. The Blue Star Memorial Gardens are located at the  Stella/Mill intersection across from First West in West Monroe. This project is a beautiful tribute  to the men and women that serve and have served our country.

Ouachita Parish Water Sweep

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Ouachita Parish Water Sweep was held on September 19, 2020. Over 150 volunteers came out covering 9 locations parish wide and removed 6,920 lbs. of litter and debris from the Ouachita River, Cheniere Lake, Black Bayou, & HWY 165 / ULM Bayou. Volunteers removed, tires, tents, furniture, and other types of litter from the waterways.

ULM / HWY 165 Landscaping

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The ULM / Hwy. 165 Landscaping project  was completed and dedicated October 6, 2020. This project was a joint project with the City of Monroe, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Ouachita Business Alliance, and many individual and business donors. The Project is a beautiful maroon and gold landscaping tribute highlighting the Hwy. 165 entrance into the ULM campus.

Restoration Park Team Up 2 Clean Up

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The Restoration Park Team Up 2 Clean Up event took place January 25, 2020. Over 100 volunteers came out to help clean up and beautify Restoration Park and the surrounding roadways in West Monroe. Volunteers removed over 6,000 lbs. of litter from the ponds at the park, and surrounding roadways. Exercise equipment and benches in the park were repainted, vegetation along the trails were trimmed, and the flower beds along the west entrance of the park were weeded and refreshed.

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