The Grand Isle Garden Club, Restore Grand Isle and Restore or Retreat joined forces to plant over 100 live oaks on Grand Isle on January 27, 2024.

Using a Keep Louisiana Beautiful grant, the three nonprofits planted more than 100 live oaks in Grand Isle in January. Trees were planted at four public locations: Ninety West Park, Cheniere Caminada Playground, Grand Isle Community Center Park and the Grand Isle Port Commission Property.

Volunteers and members of the Bayou Lafourche Band of the Biloxi Chitimacha were also there to mark the event. The tribe inhabited the island before the 1520s and the arrival of the French and Spanish.