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Jun 11 2015

Permeable Paving Demo June 16

Register here to attend the presentation at 9 am, noon, or 5 pm.

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Jun 11 2015

The Urban Conservancy’s Dana Eness is April’s Newsmaker

The UC, Front Yard Initiative and smart water management all got some great coverage from the Lens’ “Breakfast with the Newsmakers: A look behind the Headlines” series. Watch as Karen Gabois interviews Dana of the effects of excessive paving and what is being done to reverse this troubling trend.

Apr 20 2015

The Front Yard Initiative (FYI) hits the Airwaves

The Front Yard Initiative is picking up steam! We were recently featured in stories on WWL and on local NPR affiliate 89.9 WWNO discussing our pilot project on Valmont Street and the stormwater management, aesthetic and public access issues related to excessive paving and converting front yards into parking lots.

Check out our interview with UNO’s Professor John Renne here, coverage on March 16 on WWL TV here, and on WWL 870AM here.. You can also read about us in a story by Susan Langenhennig in the March 31 Times-Picayune.

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Mar 16 2015

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN)

How do you get kids interested in being responsible land and water stewards? Surround them with professionals passionate about their work in environmental science and then let them get dirty. Thank you, Parasol Productions, for documenting our Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN) program. See more photos here.

May 30 2014

News

Paved front yards are illegal, Urban Conservancy representative tells Gentilly residents

The UC has been visiting neighborhood organizations around town to get the word out on the problems related to excessive yard paving in New Orleans and our work to curb the troubling practice. The Times-Picayune reports on our presentation at a recent neighborhood meeting in Gentilly. Read more >

Jul 10 2014

How to Make New Orleans Uglier and Less Safe: Continue to Ignore Yard Paving

In a city just recovering from the horrors of Katrina and other recent floods, yard paving represents a huge step backward in our crucial struggle to change the way we manage storm water. Read more >

Jan 31 2014

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FYI: The UC’s Response to Excessive Yard Paving

The UC is hard at work to curb the troubling trend of excessive yard paving and the use of impervious surfaces in New Orleans neighborhoods. Check out the exciting work that is going on to raise awareness and provide solutions to this pressing issue.

FYI: The UC’s Response to Excessive Yard Paving

Meet Our Board and Staff

L-R, Front Row: Shel Roumillat, Marla Nelson, Dana Eness. L-R, Back Row: David Zalkind, Sara Orton, Mark Strella, Sean Gerowin, Christy Williams, Marli Want. Not pictured: Rashidah Williams and Lynn McLean. Read their bios here....

Meet Our Board and Staff

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN)

The environmental literacy and recreation program is a pilot curriculum developed and implemented by the Urban Conservancy and the Mission Continues. The pilot program has worked with one 5th grade class at Craig Elementary School in the Treme.

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN)

Lafitte Greenway

A broad coalition of organizations, foundations, and individuals has made great progress over the past year to transform an abandoned rail corridor running from Treme to Lakeview into a public amenity that New Orleanians can use to bike, walk, run, garden, and play along.

Lafitte Greenway

Greenway Businesses

What does a healthy business environment have to do with a healthy environment? Everything, if you ask Mike Massey, native New Orleanian and local business owner of Massey's Professional Outfitters.

Greenway Businesses

Heritage Tourism in New Orleans

A link to our Neighborhood Guide & Map series celebrating New Orleans' neighborhoods as cultural and commercial destinations. UC and "Stay Local!":http://www.staylocal.org redesigned the Mid-City guide in 2012 with plans for more in 2013.

Heritage Tourism in New Orleans

Stay Local!

A project of The Urban Conservancy, Stay Local! is a city-wide initiative for creating a strong economy based on locally owned and operated business. Stay Local! encourages consumers to shop locally while helping independent businesses compete more effectively.

Stay Local!