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Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John

One of the oldest structures in New Orleans, the Pitot House on Bayou St. John, will host the Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair with demonstrations, entertainment, storytelling, children’s activities and tours to show what everyday life in the 1800’s might have been like at this historic location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday [...]

REMOVING CONCRETE DOES REDUCE FLOODING

“Thought you would like to know that our front yard did beautifully yesterday!” This message brought to you by the owners of the Broadmoor house that used to get 8″ in their front yard after a hard rain who participated in the #FrontYardInitiative. The driveway on the left and bioswale on the right now capture [...]

Install Rain Barrels Under Your Downspouts to Help Reduce Flooding

While certainly not a solution to flooding, rain barrels reduce the amount of runoff to the City’s pumps and can reduce your water bill if you are an avid gardener and use a lot of water in your garden. If you connect rain barrels to the downspouts they will be more effective. However, I have [...]

New Orleans Health Department wants to Help You Fight Mosquito-borne Diseases

“Parts of the United States that once had steady precipitation are now experiencing periods of drought punctuated by heavy rainfall. Sudden deluges leave behind puddles of standing water—moisture that mosquitoes need to hatch their eggs. In addition, hotter weather is shortening these eggs’ incubation times, increasing the overall mosquito population. Female mosquitoes are the ones [...]

Litter Education for Grades K-5 Receives Unanimous Support

photo courtesy keeplouisianabeautiful.org LITTER EDUCATION RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SUPPORT By Susan Russell / Executive Director, Keep Louisiana Beautiful At a time when our national and state politics are fraught with partisan discord, it’s significant to note that there are some policies that find favor on both sides of the aisle. Such a case occurred last month, [...]

2017 Bastille Day in Faubourg St. John Celebrates Joie de Vivre

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Join the fun in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon for the Faubourg St. John Bastille Day block party in New Orleans on Saturday (July 15) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The celebration will include food, music, children’s activities, and an art market. There will also be a contest for the best Marie [...]

Gotta Have a Plan Man – Tropical Storm Cindy – Stay Steady But Be Ready

GOTTA HAVE A PLAN HURRICANE SUPPLY LIST FROM THE COAST GUARD https://www.uscg.mil/d7/airstaborinquen/docs/hurricanepage/suggested%20hurricane%20supply%20kits%20.pdf *** Entergy’s Storm Ready Guide http://entergystormcenter.com/pdfs/StormReadyGuide.pdf *** Tropical Tidbits http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/ *** *** If you think the City of New Orleans is going to clean the catch basin in front of your home please rethink that plan. If you don’t clean the catch basin [...]

NEIGHBORS TO REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES FROM BAYOU ST. JOHN ON JUNE 20 and JUNE 24

by Sara Beth Howard NEIGHBORS TO REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES FROM BAYOU ST. JOHN ON JUNE 20 and JUNE 24 Kayakityat ( http://kayakitiyat.com/ ) is hosting two events on June 20th and June 24th to remove the invasive water hyacinths from the north end of Bayou St John. Please join your neighbors for some fun and [...]

AUTOMATIC RETRACTABLE SCREEN STORMWATER INLET PROTECTION DEVICES

Thanks to Robert Thompson for sending this in… Article courtesy Forester Magazines http://foresternetwork.com/erosion-control-magazine/ec-soil/ec-erosion-control/protecting-storm-drain-inlets/ Everybody loves a party, and nobody loves a good time more than New Orleans, particularly during Mardi Gras when nearly one and a half million visitors flood the city, more than tripling its usual population. But after any good time, there is [...]

Bayou Cutters Sail Along the Banks of Bayou St. John

This morning, the Orleans Levee Board cut the grass on the banks of Bayou St. John. As the photo below sent in by Tommy Lewis shows, they did a tremendous job! Bayou cutters sailed through the grass on the banks of Bayou St. John this morning. Click on Tommy Lewis’ photo for a larger view. [...]

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