We will be doing iris rescued events in May and June, 2021.  We'll start planting the irises out in field in October.  Feel free to join us.

Upcoming and Past Events

  • Jan 09, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Port Manchac, Akers, LA 70421, USA
    The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and C.R.U.S.H. Project has invited volunteers from the Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative to participate in a cypress tree planting on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
  • Dec 22, 2020, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    62883 LA-1089, 62883 LA-1089, Mandeville, LA 70448, USA
    The Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative (LICI) will be doing an iris planting event near a picnic pavilion at Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville, La on Tuesday, December 22.
  • Dec 20, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    4917 City Park Dr, 4917 City Park Dr, Lafitte, LA 70067, USA
    Volunteers will work to plant rescued I. giganticaerulea Louisiana species irises in the swamp next the boardwalk.
  • Dec 16, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    3599 Bayou Black Dr, 3599 Bayou Black Dr, Houma, LA 70360, USA
    I. giganticaerulea species irises from the LICI iris rescue program will be used for this planting.
  • Dec 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    6401 Florida Ave, 6401 Florida Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
    Volunteers are needed to help plant I. giganticaerulea species Louisiana irises along a bank of the newly constructed pond at the Sankofa Wetland Park and Nature Trail.
  • Jul 17, 2020, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    1510 Deslonde St, 1510 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
    Help us save Louisiana wild irises.
  • Fri, Jun 26
    Location is TBD
    Jun 26, 2020, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    We're hoping to rescue a few thousand Louisiana irises from a site west of New Orleans and plant them at our new iris holding area in the lower Ninth Ward.

The Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative, Inc. is a Louisiana non-profit corporation that has been formed for the purpose of organizing Louisiana iris rescue and planting projects involving wild, native irises threatened with destruction.