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CPEX wins grant to support lifestyle initiative

The Baton Rouge Center for Planning Excellence has won a grant from a national pedestrian community organization to support one of its healthy lifestyle initiatives.

The $1,500 award from the America Walks Community Change Grant program will be used to promote CPEX’s 20 Minute Neighborhood Bingo, a public health initiative that encourages neighborhoods to promote walkability for their residents. The idea is that all the necessary services, such as shops, schools, health centers and parks, are available within a 20-minute walk or bike ride for each neighborhood.

The Community Change Grant program helps advocates and organizations working to promote pedestrian accessibility through innovative programs at the community level.

“This is an excellent opportunity for residents to explore their neighborhood and identify challenges and opportunities to improve mobility infrastructure that promote healthy living, a sense of belonging and place, and accessibility to communal assets and everyday necessities, such as a park and a grocery store,” Jeannette Dubinin, CPEX director of resilience and adaptation, in a statement.

CPEX coordinates urban, rural, and regional planning efforts in Louisiana to improve the quality of place and create more resilient communities.

American Cancer Society, OLOL Announce Partnership

The American Cancer Society and Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute have formed a comprehensive partnership, with the goal of reducing the number of cancer deaths in Louisiana.

Three-year investment includes a campaign to increase cancer screening rates, patient education and assurances, employee engagement opportunities and presenting sponsor rights for the American Society’s Excel Baton Rouge Best Dressed Ball of Cancer.

While the cancer society partners with all hospital systems for things like patient transportation and lodging grants, the agreement with Our Lady of the Lake is at the most comprehensive level and shows the direct alignment between the two organizations. .

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BRECO Federal Credit Union expands its membership field

BRECO Federal Credit Union is opening its doors to more potential members, after the National Credit Union Administration recently approved the addition of an underserved area to its membership field.

This allows BRECO to offer its services to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school and businesses located in parts of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parishes.

BRECO was first hired in 1934 by a group of utility employees from Baton Rouge Electric Co., which merged with Gulf States Utilities in 1938 and Entergy in 1994.

Open the registration period for the water quality program

The US Department of Agriculture said the registration period for its Clean Lakes, Estuaries, And Rivers (CLEAR30) initiative is open.

Producers can apply for CLEAR30 until August 5.

The program is a nationwide opportunity for landowners and agricultural producers currently implementing water quality practices through the Reserve Conservation Program to sign up for 30-year contracts, extend the useful life and strengthen the benefits of important practices. water quality on their land.

Annual rental payments for owners who enroll in CLEAR30 will be equal to the current ongoing CRP annual payment rate plus a 20% water quality incentive payment and a 27.5% annual rental rate adjustment .

To enroll in CLEAR30, landowners and growers should contact their local USDA Service Center. Contact information can be found at farmer.gov/service-locator. In addition, fact sheets and other resources are available at fsa.usda.gov/crp.

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