CSED has partnered with Tulane City Center to create an outdoor wetland education center on two of our lots at Florida & Caffin Avenues. The project aims to raise awareness of coastal restoration efforts by creating a K-12 environmental learning space that will include exhibits on local plants, outdoor classroom space, a bio swale and rain garden, and access to kayaks that will encourage hands-on learning directly adjacent to the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle. The existing cypress and red maple trees, the community orchard and the butterfly island will remain and be enhanced.
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Lower 9th Ward Neighbors harvest watermelon, rosemary, and mint at the CSED Dauphine Community Garden at 4819 Dauphine Street. Stop by often to gather whatever is growing or contact Kathy Muse, CSED Program Coordinator, for more information at 504-939-9028. This garden is a blight beautification project of the Lower 9th Ward CSED.
July 7, 2014
I am contacting you on behalf of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED). The CSED owns the building and property at 5227 Chartres Street between Lizardi and Egania Streets. The site is currently zoned as residential. In order for CSED to use the property as a visitor and learning center along with office space, its zoning must be changed to B-1 to accommodate a non-residential use. We are required to apply for approval to change the site’s zoning designation. Our application must be heard by the City Planning Commission and the City Council. We anticipate this approval process will take several months.
Because you own property in the area, or are otherwise interested in the neighborhood, I am inviting you to a meeting where you can learn more about what we propose and have an opportunity to present your questions or concerns. We are required to do this before we submit our application to the City Planning Commission.
This meeting will take place: Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.
5227 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
At the meeting, a sign-in sheet will be provided to obtain email addresses so that we can keep you updated if there are any changes to the plans.
We see the site as a great opportunity to reduce blight in the neighborhood. The CSED is renovating this historic, 100 year old barge board house into a learning center. The center will showcase energy efficiency upgrades and primarily serve as an educational center for the Lower 9th Ward community. We estimate work will be complete in late 2014.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments. I hope to see you at the meeting on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11a.m., at 5227 Chartres Street.
Arthur Johnson, Executive Director
Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED)
5130 Chartres Street - Post Office Box 770407 - New Orleans LA 70177-0407
Phone: (504)324-9955 Fax: (504)267-5583
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!
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!