More Progress at Levee Exhibit and Garden

StreetlightThere is new evidence of progress at the proposed Levee Exhibit and Garden at the east breach of the London Avenue Canal in the Gentilly neighborhood.

There is now a working street light at the location. This powerful street light lights up the lot at 5000 Warrington Drive all the way to the back of the floodwall.

The new light is wonderful, not just for the security of the intended levee exhibits and garden, but also for the security and safety of the neighbors.

The soon to be unveiled Levee Exhibit and Garden will be a memorial to the souls lost in The Flood, a commemoration of an event that changed America as we know it, and a celebration for the resilient survivors who returned to rebuild.

The Exhibit and Garden is made possible because the wonderful New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) makes vacant land available for greening and urban projects through its fabulous Growing Green program. Check out this important program here.

The Exhibit and Garden is privately funded. If you would like to help, click here.

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Founder Sandy Rosenthal featured today on L.A. Talk Radio

Sandy Rosenthal (ctr) gets miked up Adriana Torres (right) in preparation for a video shoot by documentary maker Laurie Kaman (left)  in the historic Lower Ninth Ward. Photo/Jane McCord

Sandy Rosenthal (center) getting miked up Adriana Torres (right) in preparation for a video shoot by documentary maker Laurie Kaman (left) in the historic Lower Ninth Ward. Photo/Jane McCord

Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal is a guest speaker on LA Talk Radio from 5-6 p.m. CST today.

Joining Ms. Rosenthal is documentary maker Laurie Kaman of Two Peas Productions. Also featured is Lowernine.org’s Executive Director Laura Paul, Levees.org Founder Sandy Rosenthal and Levee Breach Survivor Robert Green.

http://www.latalkradio.com/ 

Click on the Listen Live icon on the right hand side of the page to hear the live broadcast.

*** Call in #: 1-818-570-5085 ***

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Visitor’s Center on Display Friday Nov 14 from 4:30-6

15106703401_4486ca25d5_z (1)Please join us Friday where you can bring your input for the proposed Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden.The exhibits & garden, intended for both residents and visitors, will be built at east side breach site of the London Avenue Canal in Gentilly.

WHAT: Open House
WHERE: 1900 Wildair Drive in Gentilly
WHEN: Friday November 14th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
WHY: View and provide input to plans & diagrams

Working with the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association, the Filmore Gardens Neighborhood Association and other neighborhood communities, Levees.org will build a series of tasteful exhibits that tell the full vetted story of why the levees broke all over the Greater New Orleans region.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is set for June 1, 2015.

If you would like to make a donation to the exhibits and garden, please visit this website:

https://rally.org/LeveeExhibit

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