Another step toward opening day

College aged volunteers in New Orleans for spring break plant trees at 5000 Warrington Drive in Gentilly

College aged volunteers in New Orleans for spring break plant trees at 5000 Warrington Drive in Gentilly. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal

There is more progress at the Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden in the Gentilly neighborhood.

Today, under sunny skies, volunteers with Hike for KaTREEna planted six trees at 5000 Warrington Drive. After nearly a week of wet weather, the college aged volunteers, who had given up their spring break, had buttery soft soils to work with. Under the watchful eye of director Connie Uddo, they planted five red maples, a bald cypress and a native fringe tree!

Today marked the official ground breaking for the museum and park at the breach site of the London Avenue Canal breach.

Working with the neighborhood communities, the grassroots group Levees.org will build a series of exhibits that tell the full vetted story of why the levees broke in fifty different places nearly ten years ago.

The park is scheduled to open in June 2015.

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More Progress at Levee Exhibit and Garden

Sandy Rosenthal showing off power of new streetlight. Photo/John Boisvert

Sandy Rosenthal showing off power of new streetlight. Photo/John Boisvert

There 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.

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

Sandy Rosenthal (ctr) gets miked up by 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.

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