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SOME IDEAS ON HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BETTER
SOME IDEAS ON HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BETTER
/ October 20, 2017 0 COMMENTS

An email from Leslie Hardin of the St. Charles Avenue Association requested that the information below be posted on our website.   The information has been edited to reduce the length but you will still need a considerable time commitment to take in all the information.   The original document can be found by clicking here If…

Oh That Voodoo That You Do
Oh That Voodoo That You Do
/ October 12, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Many thanks to Nancy Shepard for meeting with representatives of Voodoo Fest   City Park Festival Grounds and Track will be closed 10/13 through 11/3 Please use the contact information below if you have any issues with the Voodoo Festival Click here for a larger view *** SOUND COMPLAINTS SOUND@VOODOOFESTIVAL.COM 512-806-7924 *** PUBLIC WORKS –…

Short Term Rental Operator Reducing Your Quality of Life?
Short Term Rental Operator Reducing Your Quality of Life?
/ September 22, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Are you tired of being abused by a recalcitrant short term operator? The City will help you. Here is a recent article about fines for abusive operators: http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2017/08/short_term_rental_fines.html You can send emails expressing your disdain for the abusive operator to the following addresses: Jennifer Cecil, One Stop Shop Director – jrcecil@nola.gov Lillian McNee, Enforcement Coordinator…

YOU CAN HELP REDUCE FLOODING IN OUR AREA
YOU CAN HELP REDUCE FLOODING IN OUR AREA
/ August 30, 2017 0 COMMENTS

The Greater New Orleans region is defined by our relationship with water, which brings economic and recreational opportunities. However, our abundance of water also brings the challenge of flood risk. Our region experiences two distinct kinds of flooding: smaller-scale, localized flooding from rainfall and the potential for larger-scale flooding from tropical storms. Both kinds of…

CAT’S CLAW KILLS OAKS AND OTHER TREES
CAT’S CLAW KILLS OAKS AND OTHER TREES
/ August 26, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Click on the photo for a larger view CAT’S CLAW KILLS OAKS AND OTHER TREES A concerned neighbor notified me that large trees were being removed on Ursulines. On Saturday, August 26, 2017, BDG Tree Service, a crew hired by Entergy, removed dead oaks and other trees on Ursulines at North White. Many of the…

All Aboard the SOUL Train
All Aboard the SOUL Train
/ August 14, 2017 0 COMMENTS

The Greater New Orleans region is defined by our relationship with water, which brings economic and recreational opportunities. However, our abundance of water also brings the challenge of flood risk. Our region experiences two distinct kinds of flooding: smaller-scale, localized flooding from rainfall and the potential for larger-scale flooding from tropical storms. Both kinds of…

REMOVING CONCRETE DOES REDUCE FLOODING
REMOVING CONCRETE DOES REDUCE FLOODING
/ August 11, 2017 0 COMMENTS

“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
Install Rain Barrels Under Your Downspouts to Help Reduce Flooding
/ August 9, 2017 0 COMMENTS

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
New Orleans Health Department wants to Help You Fight Mosquito-borne Diseases
/ August 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS

“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
Litter Education for Grades K-5 Receives Unanimous Support
/ July 7, 2017 0 COMMENTS

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
2017 Bastille Day in Faubourg St. John Celebrates Joie de Vivre
/ July 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS

photos by Mona McMahon *** 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…

Gotta Have a Plan Man – Tropical Storm Cindy – Stay Steady But Be Ready
Gotta Have a Plan Man – Tropical Storm Cindy – Stay Steady But Be Ready
/ June 20, 2017 0 COMMENTS

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
NEIGHBORS TO REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES FROM BAYOU ST. JOHN ON JUNE 20 and JUNE 24
/ June 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS

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
AUTOMATIC RETRACTABLE SCREEN STORMWATER INLET PROTECTION DEVICES
/ April 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Thanks to Robert Thompson for sending this in… Article courtesy Forester Magazines 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…