The upcoming I-10 Widening project will result in many trees being cut down and removed. Potentially hundreds. A multitude of these trees are part of Baton Rouge Green’s Living Roadways program.
While we support progress, we want to ensure that DOTD is making proactive plans to replace all removed trees and protect as many mature trees as possible. These hundreds of trees are critical – not only for their beauty and positive impact on our economy, but for their tremendous ecological, infrastructural, and human health benefits.
We ask that you raise your voice as a concerned citizen and share the following message with officials at these public meetings. Meeting times and locations are below. All comments made by citizens are included in this Stage 1: Environmental Assessment and will help determine how project monies are spent.
1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me!
2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I-10 Widening project budget, not an afterthought!
Submit your comments via email to email@example.com. All comments must be received by September 12, 2018. Feel free to copy and paste the messages above!
Baton Rouge Green is participating in stakeholder discussions, but your voice as a citizen is even more important! Your comments will help determine how DOTD budgets it’s project dollars.
Click HERE to learn more about the I-10 Widening project and public meetings.