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Tag: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex

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  • Eight volunteers, half women, half men, pose in front of the welcome sign at Bayou Teche NWR
    Information icon AmeriCorps NCCC crew at Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS.

    Bayou Teche boardwalk trail open for adventure thanks to volunteers

    January 30, 2019 | 2 minute read

    As the cypress and tupelo trees along the bayou began to turn their fall yellow and russet colors, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team arrived in Southeast Louisiana. This traveling crew of eight young adults, aged 18 to 25, were excited to gain leadership and job skills while making a difference at Bayou Teche refuge. Their stewardship mission for three weeks was to repair an interpretive boardwalk that winds through a wetland area.  Learn more...

  • A team of USFWS employees gather in a circle for directions from Incident Commander Sami Gray.
    Information icon Incident commander Sami Gray holds a morning briefing. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

    A tough woman gets the job done

    October 16, 2017 | 10 minute read

    Big Pine Key, Florida – It was hot already at 8 a.m. with temperatures expected to soar under a cloudless, tropical sky. The men and few women gathered at the Nut Farm, a former coconut tree plantation tucked amid downed trees and storm-wracked buildings, were receiving their daily marching orders. It had been a week since Irma and her 180 mph winds came ashore a couple of Keys over, and the U.  Learn more...

  • A dozen visitors sitting at picknic tables listen to the refuge manager.
    Information icon Refuge Manager Shelley Stiaes speaks to the delegates. Photo by Rebecca Larkins, USFWS.

    International delegates tour Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

    September 26, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Twenty-six delegates from around the world participated in a guided tour of Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, September 2, as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership program. The delegates were interested in the restoration projects at Bayou Sauvage and learning about how community partnerships assist with the refuge’s projects. The delegation included legislators, national park directors, biologists, conservationists, business people, and liaisons who are a part of a multi-regional project focusing on parks and protected area management.  Learn more...

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