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Calling All Volunteers!


Saturday - May 19, 2018
Meet the Group at Intracoastal City Public Boat Launch
25191 La Hwy 333, Abbeville, LA 70510


The America's WETLAND Foundation is teaming up with eRotary Coastal and calling for volunteers to help plant marsh grass this Saturday - May 19, 2018.

Overview
On average, we lose a football field of marsh every hour!  Volunteers will make a difference by planting marsh grass to create about 6 acres or 4.5 football fields of vegetated marsh. 
 
Objective:  
Plant 20,000 plugs of Smooth Cordgrass which will grow to create approximately 6 acres of vegetated wetland in the shape of a wheel. 
 
Location and Lunch:
Crews will muster at the Intracoastal City Public Boat Launch (25191 La Hwy 333, Abbeville, LA 70510) See map below.  (Lat. 29*47'7.63"N   Long. -92*9'13.51"W) on Saturday morning at 8:30 AM.  You will check-in at the boat ramp and be givein directions and instructions. The planting site is 2.3 miles from the boat ramp.  Lunch will be provided after the planting is completed.  

Plan:
Volunteers will gather clumps of smooth cordgrass from a nursery area located about one mile away. The clumps will be separated into plugs with 3 to 4 stems per plug.  At the planting site, the plugs will be pushed into the mud to anchor them firmly in place. 
 
Logistics:
Need 20 shallow water boat crews with 3 or 4 people per crew.  (16-18 foot flats with outboard or surface drive motors are preferred). Volunteers will have to crawl in the water/mud to harvest and plant grass. 

Download complete information/instructions here.

To RSVP and if you have any questions please email: MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu



 
The America's WETLAND Foundation manages the largest, most comprehensive public education campaign in Louisiana's history, raising public awareness of the impact of Louisiana's wetland loss on the state, nation and world. The initiative is supported by a growing coalition of world, national and state conservation and environmental organizations and has drawn private support from businesses that see wetlands protection as a key to economic growth. For more information, visit  www.americaswetland.com.