Coastal Latest & Greatest: 3 Ways to Save the Coast While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

03.23.2018 | In Latest News
By Emily Falgoust, Communications Associate, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, National Audubon Society

1) Spring Sweep at Lake Pontchartrain. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s annual “Spring Sweep” event is taking place this Saturday, March 24. Volunteers are challenged to remove 4,000 pounds of trash in a just a few hours! To learn more, check out Steve Hardy’s article in The Advocate, “Group challenges volunteers: Eliminate two tons of trash from Lake Pontchartrain in a morning.”

LPBF writes, “Pollution devastates the lake. In addition to the deadly plastic, waste can include chemicals and metal products which harm the local wildlife. As litter accumulates, it also prevents the lake from draining properly, threatening homes, businesses and roadways with flooding.”

 

2) Audubon Zoo Earth Fest. “An annual event that offers a fun way for families to get outside together and learn more and celebrate the natural wonders of the planet we all share,’’ Earth Fest at the Audubon Zoo will take place this Saturday, March 24!

Stop by and see us at our Restore the Mississippi River Delta table, and click here to learn more.

 

3) Bayou Lafourche Paddle Trip. Check out Tristan Baurick’s Times-Picayune article, “Bayou Lafourche paddle trip highlights restoration, Cajun culture,” to learn about an exciting kayak tour happening next month! Participants can either paddle the full 52 miles over 4 days, or pop in for a day-long segment.

“Stretching from Donaldsonville to the coast, Bayou Lafourche is important for fishers, farmers and the hundreds of thousands of people who depend on it for drinking water. The annual Paddle Bayou Lafourche canoe trip showcases its natural and cultural side.”

 

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