New Orleans City Council members on Thursday authorized a $7 million drainage project for Bayou St. John, as part of a larger mitigation program implemented as a way to reduce flooding in the neighborhood.
This past Thursday morning, I took my life into my own hands and rode my bike out to Metairie, to an office building on Veterans Memorial Boulevard. This nondescript edifice houses the office of Steve Scalise, the representative for Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District.
I was there to bear witness to an event which was unfortunately unique in my experience. A group of over seventy people from many different faiths had come to ask Rep. Scalise to reflect on climate change.
It was a typical summer morning in Southeastern Louisiana. The sun was scorching. But in the shade of the tall building it was downright pleasant. Birds were chirping — you can hear them on the recording I made.
The 2016 spring symposium this Monday, April 18 in City Park’s botanical garden will feature guest speaker Allan Armitage, Ph.D., who works in horticulture. The event will include a reception and garden tours, a book signing and a rare plant auction and silent auction.
After redesigning his parking lot to better handle stormwater runoff, the owner of Parkway Bakery and Tavern is being honored as an “urban hero” for his efforts to improve water management in his Mid-City neighborhood.
The Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host its third annual fundraising event, recently renamed the Greenway Soirée, on Nov. 6.
The Soirée will celebrate the progress of the development of the Greenway and as well as honor the team members that started the Greenway’s creation in 2006, according to Sophie Harris, the organization’s executive director.
After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported that City Park improperly removed more than an acre of wetlands during construction of its new golf course, a group of activists asked the park board this week to reconsider the entire project.
City Park removed 1.31 acres of wetlands during the construction of its new golf course, according to a notice issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week.
City Council members unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the re-routing of freight traffic through the neighborhoods of Holly Grove, Hollygrove–Dixon, Palm Air and Mid-City.
The protest against a new, championship-level golf course in City Park has taken a new turn, bringing the issue into federal court.
The City Park for Everyone Coalition is bringing federal suit against New Orleans City Park and FEMA in an attempt to stop the construction of a $13 million golf course slated to occupy land between Wisner Boulevard and Marconi Drive and Harrison and Filmore Avenues.
The course, designed by architect Rees Jones, ranges from 5,100 – 7,250 yards. Filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana, the lawsuit is the latest development following a series of protests and rallies decrying the new development. It also comes days after a man protesting the course’s construction fell out of the tree he had been staying in and was taken away by ambulance, according to reports.
By Kristen Himmelberg
Special to Mid-City Messenger
Wild coyotes have been roaming New Orleans’ City Park recently, according to city officials and New Orleans police.
The Director of The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, Claudia Riegel, spoke about coyotes in city park at a Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association meeting last Tuesday.
The Board has received several calls about coyote sightings throughout the city park area, with people saying they have seen some coyotes ‘roaming around’, Riegel said.