28 posts categorized "Lower 9 People"

  • 04/15/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Great Giving Global Kids!

Global Kids Volunteers NYC NY

The CSED was fortunate to host Global Kids volunteers from New York City yesterday!  They gave their hands, hearts, and minds in service to two homeowners who are rebuilding their homes.  These high school students spent the day painting, cleaning, doing yard work, and sharing their  impressive thoughts about life in general. Very special kids indeed!

  • 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 - Community Bike Ride Map for April 5, 2014

Bike Ride Map April 5 2014

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


  • 04/03/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Thoughts from A Special Place

Johny Angel

"There is always a way to find beauty in something you really care about." - John Taylor

John Taylor works for the CSED as Wetlands Specialist.  "Thoughts from A Special Place" will be made of his quotes and photographs about the Bayou. 

John has spent most of his life enjoying Bayou Bienvenue hunting, fishing, admiring, interacting, (teaching people) and taking photos of the bayou and the wildlife in and around the triangle

Please stay tuned to this blog to see some of his beautiful work!


  • 04/02/2013
  • Posted by staff

The Trumpet Returns to the Lower 9: Art, Life, Nature and Recovery

The March/April 2013 Trumpet once again shines the spotlight on the Lower 9th Ward: with features on Art in the 9, Food Security, restoration of Bayou Bienvenue, the Lower 9th Ward Village and so much more! Be sure to read this great issue!

  • 02/06/2013
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Lower 9th Ward "Views"

Winter Wonderland

Our Dream Is Becoming A Reality

Our Dreams of an Orchard Project at 4819 Dauphine Street is coming true.  Acquisition, design, implementation, & resource foraging continues to be driven & accomplished with great enthusiasm by CSED staff Kathy Muse, Vincent Fedeli, Charles Reddick, & John Taylor aided by significant input & assistance from surrounding neighbors.  This blight beautification effort was made possible through Louis Lauricella's donation of this vacant lot to the CSED. We are grateful to Mr. Lauricella & to Stephanie Bruno who acted as liason.

Check out our recent progress.  Before the bobcat work began, trees cleared from the overgrown lot were chipped to provide mulch. Excellent bobcat services were provided by Troy Moore who lives right around the corner! He was assisted by CSED staff members Vincent & Kathy.  The never-ending debris was unearthed, a neighbor's damaged fence was removed along with a very tough & extensive poison ivy vine (ouch!), and a neighbor's clothesline pole was righted for future use:4819 Dauphine 1

Community members stopped by to help out:

4819 Dauphine 2

Wood chips were relocated, grass was removed, soil was graded with a slight downward slope to the left for drainage into a future french drain.  Troy surveys his work thus far:

4819 Dauphine 3

River sand was delivered, dumped & graded to cap the lead soil where the planter boxes will be built.  Two trailer loads of debris were hauled away. Kudos to neighbor & friend Troy Moore for a job well done!

4819 Dauphine 4


  • 01/10/2013
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

5227 Chartres Street Property Donated to CSED

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Nelvie Mae Hamilton Winter for the generous donation of her former home at 5227 Chartres Street to the CSED. Mrs. Winter's contribution will support and enhance our mission of rebuilding the Lower 9th Ward in a more sustainable way.  Our goal is to renovate this property and use it as an educational model to illustrate how to affordably retrofit a historic house for maximum energy efficiency.  We also plan to create a mini-orchard in the backyard that will provide educational opportunities and fresh, local food for our community. This Sustainable Engagement & Development Center will be a resource for green living in the Lower 9th Ward.5227 Chartres Street Reduced

  • 12/04/2012
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Hosts Green Corps Students for Training in Radiant Barrier Installation

CSED Hosts Green Corps StudentsThe CSED hosted Green Corps students last week for training in radiant barrier installation at Mr. Sidney Butler's house. Mr. Butler became the 142nd Lower 9th Ward property owner to save energy & increase his comfort by having radiant barrier installed in his attic by the CSED. http://www.sustainthenine.org/programs/built-environment/radiant-barriers-weatherization    LA Green Corps is a youth & adult training program working to preserve both our environment & architectural integrity in the Greater New Orleans area.  Over 400 students have graduated from their programs.  http://www.lagreencorps.org/