Wildlife Refuges Documentary Released

The 23-minute documentary “Edens on the Edge” – a Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) production – chronicles the importance of wildlife refuges located in the state’s coastal zone.

“Edens on the Edge functions as a true Louisiana conservationist and stewardship effort. It portrays the sheer phenomenal beauty of Louisiana’s coastal refuges, wildlife and landscape, while also serving as a reminder that many of these habitats are threatened due to forces such as coastal erosion, land subsidence and sea level rise,” said Earl Robicheaux, the film’s production supervisor and creator of the video’s soundscape.

Click to view the video.

Handbook Shows Homeowners How to Prepare for Hazards

With hurricane season only a few weeks away, now is the time homeowners should start making necessary preparations to protect their homes and loved ones. Through the new Louisiana Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards, residents of Louisiana have a useful resource at their fingertips as they begin readying their families for natural disasters.

The handbook is available in PDF format at www.lsu.edu/sglegal/pubs/handbook.htm as a free download. Free hard copies will be available at various locations throughout coastal parishes, or the book can be ordered for $5 – to cover postage and handling – by emailing Jessica Schexnayder at jsche15@lsu.edu. 

Louisiana Homeowners Handbook

Louisiana Homeowners Handbook

Cast Net Making Classes Scheduled

Louisiana Sea Grant’s Marine Education Program is hosting cast net making classes beginning Thursday, May 9, and continuing every Thursday for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to sunset.

The classes will be held at LSG’s Oyster Hatchery Operations Center located at 135 Port Drive, Grand Isle, and are open to everyone. Registration is $50 and includes all materials needed to make a net. Registration is free for students in grades K-12. John Supan, director of Louisiana Sea Grant’s oyster hatchery, will conduct the classes. Evening commentary will be provided by Grand Isle native Ambrose Besson.

To register or for more information, contact Supan at 985-264-3239 or email jsupan@lsu.edu.