Our City Has a
Regular Flooding & Storm Runoff
Ruins yards, cars, and homes. Flooding causes streets and foundations of homes to fail, worsens pollution, and costs MILLIONS in taxes and fees to pump out of our streets.
Standing water limits residents' mobility, detracts from neighborhood beauty, and breeds mosquitos.
Simple, Affordable Solutions
Can reduce incidental flooding by THOUSANDS of gallons each year.
By planting trees, installing rain barrels, and removing pavement any Hoffman Triangle resident can reduce flooding, pollution, pests, and potholes while improving neighborhood beauty, air quality, and quality of life.
Umbrella Helps Residents in the Hoffman Triangle Reduce Flooding
By equipping them with trees, rain barrels, and pavement removal, all at no cost to residents like you.
Don't let incidental flooding and runoff weaken your home, hold back your community, and limit your life.
Click below to get your Trees, Rain Barrels, and to see if you qualify for permeable paving and start protecting your home from regular flooding and puddling.
Don't let storm runoff ruin your home
Umbrella's partners make it simple, easy, and affordable to reduce flooding and protect your home, your yard, and your neighborhood
Trees absorb rain and runoff, provide shade, and beautify the neighborhood
Rain Barrels collect rainwater before it can puddle in your yard. Use it later for your garden and lawn.
Permeable pavement soaks in rainwater, reducing runoff and pollution
Get your trees, rain barrels, and permeable paving today.
How Trees, Rain Barrels, and De-Paving Can Reduce Flooding at Your Home
Protecting Your Home From the Effects of Regular Flooding is as Simple as
Native Trees and Shrubs Planted
See them along South Galvez, Martin Luther King, and S. Prieur
Gallons of stormwater storage capacity created with de-paving, rain gardens, french drains, trees, rain barrells, and permeable paving
Rain Barrels Installed
feet of gutters installed
See them at 37 homes and the Hoffman Triangle Early Learning Center
Umbrella made it simple for our church to install rain barrels and beautify our church with new trees. All of which helps our church be a blessing to the neighborhood as good stewards.
S Johnson St.
After I got the french drains in, after a rain I hardly noticed any puddling. It just holds it in and lets it out natural. Keeps the yard dry.
S Rocheblave St
It used to flood up to my back steps pretty regularly. After Umbrella helped install permeable paving, the puddling isn't nearly as bad.
What Neighbors Are Saying
Taking Back The Front Yard
Regular flooding was blocking sidewalks, gathering in the street, and threatening the foundation of Coach's long-time home.
After so many years, Coach had become resigned to the fact that flooding was just a part of life in New Orleans, until he heard about Umbrella and decided to do something about the flooding at her home.
"Being here as long as I have, you just figure you're going to deal with flooding...but this here is changing some of that..."
Who is Umbrella?
Umbrella is a collective of New Orleans' nonprofits that together empowers residents and organizations in the Hoffman Triangle to affordably and effectively reduce flooding on their property
In Collaboration with
Community Outreach + Data Analysis
Native Tree Planting
1239 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113 Info@UrbanConservancy.org | Tel: 504.717.6187