EVENTS

We have started up our iris rescue events for 2021 summer and early fall.  We'll start planting the rescued irises out in field in October.  Feel free to help out on any of our events.

Contact us at licisaveirises@gmail.com or go to our Facebook event page for more details on any of the events listed below.

Upcoming and Past Events

  • Iris Rescue Barataria, La
    Iris Rescue Barataria, La
    Jul 28, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Barataria, Barataria, LA 70036, USA
    Help us rescue the last irises on this private property.
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  • Rescued iris planting at our iris holding area
    Jul 22, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    New Orleans, 1510 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
    Help us plant rescued Lousiaia irises into containers at our iris holding area.
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  • Bayou Sauvage refuge iris seed collection
    Jul 17, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    New Orleans, 20876 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129, USA
    Help us open Louisiana iris seed pods to collect the seeds.
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  • Planting rescued irises at LICI's iris holding area.
    Jul 15, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    New Orleans, 1510 Deslonde St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
    Help us plan rescued Louisiana irises into containers at our iris holding area.
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  • Iris Rescue Barataria, La
    Jul 14, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Barataria, Barataria, LA 70036, USA
    We will be doing an iris rescue from a roadside ditch on private property.
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  • Louisiana iris rescue, Des Allemands
    Jul 10, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Des Allemands, Des Allemands, LA 70030, USA
    We will be rescuing native, wild Louisiana irises from a roadside wet area on private property.
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  • LICI Booth at the Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival
    Jun 27, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Lafitte, 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd, Lafitte, LA 70067, USA
    Help us man our Town of Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival booth.
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  • LICI Booth at the Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival
    Jun 26, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Jean Lafitte, Jean Lafitte, LA 70067, USA
    Help us man our booth at the Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival
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  • Iris Rescue
    Mar 19, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    LaPlace, Laplace, LA, USA
    Help us remove wild Louisiana irises from a site where a parking lot is to be extended.
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  • Louisiana iris planting at Fontainebleau State Park
    Jan 27, 6:00 AM – 1:05 PM
    Mandeville, 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 the Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville, La on Wednesday, January 27th. I. giganticaerulea species irises from the LICI iris rescue program will be used for this planting.
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  • CRCL's C.R.U.S.H. cypress tree and iris planting event
    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.
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  • Louisiana iris planting at Fontainebleau State Park
    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.
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  • Louisiana iris planting at the Town of Jean Lafitte boardwalk
    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.
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  • Iris planting at the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
    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.
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  • Iris planting event at Sankofa Wetland Park
    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.
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  • Volunteer event at LICI iris holding area
    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.
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  • Iris Rescue
    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.
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