Grand Isle Garden Club
The Garden Club of Grand Isle was created in 2016 to restore and beautify Grand Isle following damage to the island from numerous hurricanes. The Garden Club promotes restoring the island’s trees and natural environment, as well as educating residents, youth and visitors on the importance of Grand Isle to the state and nation.
Grand Isle has been through a lot in the last 15 years, from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike to the BP oil disaster, Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Isaac. Yet the people and spirit of the town have come back stronger than ever. As Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island, Grand Isle is a vital first line of defense for the state against hurricanes and a unique wildlife habitat for many species of marine life and birds. It is also an important hub for seafood and the oil industry. As a living testament to the strength and resilience of the people of south Louisiana, the Garden Club of Grand Isle first began raising funds to plant palm trees and now they have added native trees, such as live oak and mulberry trees to their mission.
Here is a list of what the club has accomplished over the last year. We couldn’t have done it without our members and partners. Thank you to all who have helped this past year.
Here’s a few accomplishments we are proud of:
1. Cleaning and improving pedestrian beach crossovers.
2. Planting irises on the nature trail. This project will continue into new areas in 2020.
3. Taking a lead role in helping the town receive the Clean City Award.
4. Caring for the trees at the Civic Center, including grooming and planting.
5. Cleaning and grooming the Butterfly Dome to keep that project going.
6. Partnering with Nicholls State University to participate in their coastal restoration program to propagate coastal shrubs to transplant to feasible areas.
7. Acquiring property from the town to stage plants coming from the Nicholls Farm.
Join the Club:
The Grand Isle Garden Club is made up islanders, camp owners and visitors. We all share the mission of wanting to make Grand Isle a better place. We enjoy meeting and taking on various projects that benefit the island. We encourage all to join in our efforts to beautify and revitalize our unique island.
Join us! Dues are only $10.00. Click here for the form and drop it off to Louise LaFont at the Tourism Office (2757 LA-1, Grand Isle, LA 70358) or Bonnie Pizani at Town Hall (170 Ludwig Ln, Grand Isle, LA 70358).
How you can help:
Please donate what you can – every bit helps – and help us spread the word by sharing and telling your friends and employers.
$150-$250 (A tree will be planted in your name or in the name of someone)
$400 (A Large Palm Tree will be planted)
$1,000 (2 Palms and landscaping)
$2.500 (Sponsor Level)
All funds raised will go toward purchasing and caring for trees and planting on the island. Your donation to this non-profit is tax deductible. Thank you!
The Grand Isle Garden Club
P.O. Box 817
Grand Isle, LA 70358
Visitor Center on Highway 1 in Grand Isle (2757 Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA)
E-mail or call us:
985-787-2997, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com