Levees.org Retains Expert for Historic Listing of Breach Sites
Press Conference in Lower Ninth Ward where Levees.org announced nomination of Breach Sites, Aug 4, 2010. Photo/Stanford Rosenthal
We had some updates to report regarding our nomination of two levee breach sites to the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. We offered the Associated Press an exclusive to the story, and the news outlet accepted. Here is the article by Kevin McGill posted a few hours ago.
The most important update was our retainment of a federal expert, Dr. Mark Barnes with 35 years of experience with the National Park Service. We hope to make our case before a federal review committee on April 7, 2011 in Leesville, LA. If approved, the nominations would then be listed on a Federal Register and there would be a 45 day comment period.
Soon we shall be commemorating a historic event of national significance that people all over the world saw on TV.