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“Friends” Basin News Update

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

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From Toni DeBossier:
It is with great sadness that I pass on to the group that Greg Guirard passed from us yesterday [June 2, 2017] at 12:44pm after a short battle with meningitis. Greg lived a full and wonderful 80 years and in some way touched many of us through his love of nature and the Basin. He will be missed.
[ed. note: Greg was a longtime Friend, supporter, and ambassador for the Atchafalaya Basin. If you haven’t read his books on the Basin, you should.
You can also see many of his images in the Atchafalaya Welcome Center on I-10 at Butte LaRose.]


Friends of the Atchafalaya

The next meeting of the FOA is planned for June 27, 2017 at the Louisiana Wildlife Federation office, 337 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, at 7:00 PM. The program will be on the current activity of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality concerning the Atchafalaya Basin.


TNC Acquires 5,000 Acres in AB Floodway!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

On July 2, 2015, The Nature Conservancy announced the addition of 5,359 acres in the Atchafalaya River Basin to their preserve system! The acquisition in the Bayou Sorrel region “marks the first step in a long-term vision to conserve and restore America’s great swamp forest.” according to the press release.

The newly-acquired land, along with adjacent State Land parcels in the Pigeon Bay and Flat Lake [aka East Grand Lake] Water Management Units, as defined by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will enable easier implementation of features included in the Atchafalaya Basin Program East Grand Lake Project, which was approved in the FY2012 Annual Plan of the Basin Program.

The land is also part of a large area in the lower Floodway which has not been protected by easements being acquired by the USACE.

The Friends of the Atchafalaya support this effort and will continue to work with The Nature Conservancy to protect, conserve and restore the Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.


Recent Atchafalaya Basin Press

Monday, January 20th, 2014