NEW ORLEANS, LA— TODAY, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will offer remarks on resiliency and commemorate completion of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority’s new pilot rain garden at 5302 Wildair Drive in the Filmore neighborhood. This demonstration project is designed to collect, temporarily store, and clean up to 500 gallons of rainwater and allow it to gradually flow into the City’s drainage system. Rain gardens mitigate flooding risk and help reduce subsidence. This is the first project connected to the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan which provides a long-term urban water management plan for Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: TODAY 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2014
WHERE: 5302 Wildair Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122