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
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Work Progressing at Visitor’s Levee Exhibit and Garden

A "coming soon" sign was recently installed at the site of the east London Avenue Canal breach. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

A “coming soon” sign is installed at the site of the east London Avenue Canal breach. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

There is a sure sign of progress at 5000 Warrington Drive, the site of one of the worst levee breaches in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

A large “coming soon” now stands at the east-side breach of the London Avenue Canal in Gentilly announcing that an Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden will soon be built.

Working with the the Gentilly Civic Improvementy Association and other neighborhood communities, the grassroots group Levees.org will build a series of exhibits that tell the full vetted story of why the levees broke nine years ago.

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Levees.org founder to meet with visitors through U.S. Department of State

Sandy Rosenthal (front 2nd from left) with international visitors under the U.S. State Department.

Sandy Rosenthal (front 2nd from left) with international visitors through the U.S. State Department

Today, Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees.org met with a group of seven international visitors in a special program with the U.S Department of State who were in New Orleans to focus on empowering civil society.

The group included representatives from Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Burma, the Czech Republic, Serbia, the Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Ms. Rosenthal met the group at the site of the east side London Avenue Canal breach which will soon also be the site of a Open-air Levee Park. She spoke on Levees.org’s work in holding the federal government accountable for the levee failures. 

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