- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Plans for a new Katrina memorial garden at a now empty lot where a major levee breach occurred will be unveiled on Wednesday.

The advocacy group Levees.org recently leased the lot in the Gentilly neighborhood and is working with neighbors to establish a garden and an open-air exhibit to explain the levee failures that contributed to catastrophic flooding when Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005.

The exhibit and garden design is by Carrie and Scott Bernhard of the Lime Agency for Sustainable Hot-Humid Design.

Levees.org announced Monday that the target ribbon-cutting date is June 1, 2015.

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