Planting for the future


1,000 trees later, one man hopes to change the future of Shreveport. 

“We’ll have a water crisis where our last drops of well water are basically dirty and we’ll be begging for a bottle water like Flint, Michigan is,” said conservator John-Paul Young, who is also a part owner of the Levee on East Kings Highway.  

He plants trees and lays wood chips which turn into soil at Highland Park, his restaurant and other areas. But most of all, it could save an impeding water crisis in Shreveport. 

But why is it so important to plant trees and conserve water that may be going to waste through runoff and down drains? 

“It helps replenish the water table, which is the water that sucks into the ground uphill instead of rushing into a bayou that’s been paved or a river that’s going downhill,” Young said. 

To donate to Young’s efforts, visit his Go-Fund Me page.  

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