12 posts categorized "Events"

  • 04/08/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Connect the 9 Community Rides On

Bike Ride Sign Up CollageLevee Ride Collage Coming Down Levee at Global Green Finish at Bayou Bienvenue Platform

  • 04/03/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Connect The 9



Ride to connect the Upper and Lower 9th Ward and advocate for safe transportation options for bikers and walkers on the St. Claude Bridge!

This FREE ride starts at The Green Project, crosses the St. Claude Avenue Bridge to the Lower 9th Ward, stops on the levee at Deslonde, and wraps up at Bayou Bienvenue. 

 Join us at any of these stops!

9:30am      Ride from the Lower 9th Ward - meetup at Sam Bonart Park at 1200 Forstall Street

10:30am    Ride Starts at the Green Project, 2831 Marais Street

11:00am     River to Bayou ride, meet at the Levee and Deslonde Street

12:00pm    Ride ends at the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Platform with Snoballs!

Visitwww.bikeeasy.orgfor more information 


Read more about the dangers and use of the St. Claude Bridge as a pedestrian & bike crossing.

Download Bridging St. Claude_Final Report


  • 04/01/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Hail to Historic Green 2014 Spring Greening !!!

A hearty thank you to all the Historic Green 2014 Spring Greening volunteers who spent a week in the Lower 9th Ward working on community projects. 

5227 Chartres Rain Garden Historic Green Collage

Their energy and enthusiasm produced a rain garden in the back yard of our Chartres Street property and a Bayou Pavillion designed by Anne McTernan with rain catchment and a small rain garden on our Florida Avenue property. 

Bayou Pavillion Collage 1

Bayou Pavillion HG Collage 2

Bayou Pavillion HG6 Rain Garden and Final

But they accomplished much more at our Chartres Street house and at the Delery Street Playground.  They topped it all off by hosting a crawfish boil for the community!

Thank you, Historic Green, for your seven years of support through Spring Greening Events in March of each year since 2008!

Learn more about Historic Green and see their extensive photos of the 2014 Spring Greening event on their facebook page http://historicgreen.org/2014-spring-green-event/


  • 10/02/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

USGBC Green Apple Day of Service

PicMonkey Collage 3Green Apple Day of Service was a success!  Over the weekend volunteers helped CSED with light carpentry work at The Center on Chartres (5227 Chartres Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development Energy Efficiency Educational Center).
  • 10/23/2012
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Food Security for All! Hundreds Come Shop at Grocery Store For-A-Day.

A little snapshot of the good times we had on Saturday. Thanks to all who came out, and we hope to continue to have your support as we move forward. The vision of the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition is availability of fresh, quality food that is convenient and affordable to everyone in the Lower Ninth Ward.


- -Number of people who attended = approximately 300
- Number of community organizations participating = 20
- Number of volunteers = 50+
- Amount of food distributed = A LOT
- Funds raised = over $2700
- Pulling off the first grocery store in the Lower 9th Ward in DECADES (and the first pop-up grocery store EVER), inspiring hope and motivation in our community, and getting the media and our elected officials on board = PRICELESS

Submitted by Jenga Mwendo, CSED Food Security Coordinator
  • 10/19/2012
  • Posted by staff

Anticipation Builds for Tomorrow's Grocery Store For-A-Day!

Some great advance coverage of the much-anticipated Grocery Store For-A-Day event tomorrow at All Souls Church, 5500 St. Claude, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Will we see you there?

  • 06/15/2012
  • Posted by David Eber

Community Conversations on Coastal Restoration

SaveTheDateJune19Join the National Wildlife Federation on Tuesday June, 19th at the New Orleans Healing Center at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. Free food will be provided and it is sure to be a laid back atmosphere with lively conversation! Join us!

  • 05/03/2012
  • Posted by staff

Join Us Today! Learn more about the Lower Ninth Ward Waterfront Project: 6 p.m. at L9 Center for the Arts

Warehouse Gathering

  • 02/29/2012
  • Posted by Tracy Nelson

Recognizing a Great Partnership Between Lower 9th Ward CSED and Sierra Club

Nola-scf-dubinskyphotography-0472 PSTracy Nelson, Executive Director of CSED and Robin Mann, Sierra Club President on the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle Platform (Caffin & Florida)

What a thrill it was for CSED to be recognized by an organization as well known and well respected as the Sierra Club. And it was an honor and delight to not only meet Michael Brune and Robin Mann but the board members of both the Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation as well. The highlight for me was receiving the award out on the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle Platform where so many events, press conferences and influential people have gathered. This platform, built from the desire of the community to be reconnected to the water, shows how great collaborations can bring a project to fruition in situations where very little progress was originally anticipated. In partnership with the Sierra Club, the University of Wisconsin biology students, University of Colorado at Denver design students, Common Ground volunteers, CSED staff, residents and local carpenters, this platform has become a symbol of the ‘can-do attitude’ of one small community. Used daily by residents and visitors alike, the platform is a vital link for our community to the wetlands that border our neighborhood.

If you have not been to this special site within the Lower 9th Ward, it is located at the end of Caffin and Florida Avenue. If you come early in the morning you may, by chance, run into local resident John (Swamp Red) Taylor. John not only maintains the site for CSED but he is an endless wealth of knowledge about the wetlands and how it used to be when he was a coming up.

John Taylor Platform2

Left: John Taylor with young gator at site
Right: Bayou Bienvenue Triangle Platform

  • 02/23/2012
  • Posted by David Eber

Sierra Club's National Director to Honor CSED's Bayou Work

Sunrisebayou_edited-1Tomorrow, Friday February 24th, at 1:30pm at the Bayou Bienvenue Platform (located at Caffin and Florida ave.), National Executive Director of The Sierra Club Michael Brune and Sierra Club Board Chair Robin Mann will honor the CSED for their efforts to create a sustainable recovery for the Lower 9th Ward and CSED's understanding that one can't rebuild the community sustainably without restoring the natural environment too.

Please join us!