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New Orleans Nuns Turn their Convent into an Urban Wetland

The 25-acre Mirabeau Water Garden in New Orleans, Louisiana will be one of the country's largest urban wetlands, managing stormwater and easing the workload of the city's current drainage system - all thanks to the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The Sisters had owned that land since the 1950s - it was home to their convent and provincial house - destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

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