The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will host a public meeting Feb. 8 to provide community members the opportunity to comment on long-term management of the Kenner and Kugler Cemeteries Archeological District, which is located within the Bonnet Carré Spillway project site in St. Charles Parish.
“The Corps intends to preserve and interpret these historic properties as well as improve public access to the sites,” Chris Brantley, Bonnet Carré Spillway project manager, said in a news release. “This public meeting will provide a venue for open communication between the Corps and key stakeholders, including the descendants of those buried in the cemeteries.”
The Kenner and Kugler Cemeteries Archeological District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The long-term management plan for the cemeteries will also include reburial of cemetery remains inadvertently disinterred from the Kenner Cemetery.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn, 13034 River Road, Destrehan.