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!
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Connect The 9
SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE
SATURDAY, APRIL 5th
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.
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!
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:
Community members stopped by to help out:
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:
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!
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.