Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CWPPRA 25th Anniversary Ceremony

CWPPRA 25th Anniversary Ceremony
October 14, 2015 - Grand Isle State Park

Field Trip to Caminada Headlands Beach and Dune Restoration project site

Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force invites the public to its 25th anniversary ceremony October 14, 2015, at Grand Isle State Park in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The ceremony will celebrate CWPPRA's continued commitment to coastal restoration. The event will begin at 10 am and conclude with a lunch provided by local sponsors. During the event, the public is invited to meet wetland engineers, scientists, and policy holders who have worked together to complete 101 Louisiana projects over the last 25 years.
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be leading a field trip to the Caminada Headlands Beach and Dune Restoration Increment II project site. The trip will leave from Grand Isle State Park via caravan to Elmer’s Island Rd. where ATVs will take participants to the project site. The trip will last approximately 1 ½-2 hours including travel time from the state park. Space is limited for the field trip. Please make field trip inquiries when you RSVP for the dedication ceremony.

Plant Irises at BREC Blackwater Conservation Area

Plant Irises at BREC Blackwater Conservation Area 


Wednesday, October 7,  8 to 11 am
BREC Blackwater Conservation Area

In an effort to restore the natural habitat to this former gravel excavation area, volunteers will be planting four varieties of irises: Copper Iris, Giant Blue Iris, Zigzag Iris, and Nelson’s Water Iris. The morning will begin with a short information session.  Planting will be in muddy areas, so boots, gloves and blue jeans will be necessary.
In the Spring everyone will enjoy the iris blooms which will be an obvious sign that the area is returning to its natural beauty.
Paperwork and a background check are required of BREC volunteers.  
More information: Matthew Heron MHerrin@brec.org and www.BREC.org/conservation

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Go Take a Hike, to Clark Creek

Join the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club for the first in a series of outdoor outings this fall and winter. Members and non-members alike are welcome to tag along for a hike at Clark Creek Natural Area in Mississippi, right across the Louisiana state line. The area is known for its rugged hills and stunning waterfalls.

DETAILS: We'll be hiking the primitive loop trail, which is 4.7 miles through the heart of the hills, offering an up-close and at times secluded view of the several waterfalls that dot the area. The path traverses several rugged hills through a diverse and stunning mixed hardwood and pine forest just a stone's throw from the Mississippi River.  DIFFICULTY: Intermediate to Advanced