Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Conservation Speaker Series - February 2015 - Matthew Herron

The Challenge of Conserving East Baton Rouge's Remaining Ecological Treasures

MEETING: Matthew Herron of the Capital Area Native Plant Society will speak on the flora native to East Baton Rouge Parish, their critical role in shaping our locally imperiled ecosystems, and how we can work together in the conservation community to conserve and restore this unique natural heritage.

Talk begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 26 at the Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. Some Native Plants will be offered as door prizes, and refreshments will also be available. Herron will also discuss possible field trips that may be held as a follow up to this talk. Feel free to bring guests. Admission is free. 

After the discussion, option to continue for dinner at Jason's Deli on Corporate. We welcome your suggestions/feedback!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Clark Creek Hike for February 28, 2015

Clark Creek Hike

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Eating all those King Cakes & chocolate candy have you feeling a bit guilty?

If so, you should join us next Saturday for a hike at Clark Creek in Pond, Miss.

Peg Reilly & her husband, Barrett Kennedy, will lead a Sierra Club hike on the primitive trail. The primitive trail hike is challenging, particularly depending on whether there has been a lot of rain. The trail then becomes quite slippery when going downhill or uphill.

However, you can still see most of the waterfalls by sticking to the improved trail.

We will leave the parking lot at Trader Joe's at 9 a.m. with plans to start hiking at 10:30 a.m. Rain Date is Feb. 28.  Last-minute notices will be posted on

Boots are recommended for the primitive trail. Bring water & snacks. After the hike, St. Francisville has some good eateries, most notably the Magnolia Café.

For more information, contact Nancy Grush at (225) 938-9353 or