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Body of Garyville Man Recovered from Mississippi Bayou

Release Date: 09/12/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents recovered the body of a Garyville man around 3 a.m. this morning, Sept. 12, from a waterway in St. John the Baptist Parish.

LDWF agents along with St. John the Baptist Sheriff Office deputies recovered the body of Nelson Trosclair, 54, from Mississippi Bayou and transported him to the Hope Canal boat launch.  Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the boat launch.

Agents learned that three men were frogging in Mississippi Bayou when they hit a submerged tree limb ejecting Trosclair from the 17 foot flat bottom vessel into the water.  The two other men on the boat tried to retrieve Trosclair but were unsuccessful and called 911 for assistance.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.  Trosclair was recovered without a personal flotation device and his body was turned over to the New Orleans forensic center to determine a cause of death.

LDWF Agents Investigating Fatal Boating Incident in Assumption Parish

Release Date: 09/12/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident in Assumption Parish that occurred on Sept. 11.

The boating incident occurred around 2 p.m. in Bayou Cheramie near Amelia and claimed the life of Jaidyn Montet, 7, of Bayou L’Ourse.

Agents learned that a triton bass boat with one person on board collided with a 20 foot aluminum vessel with four people on board including Montet while in a curve on the Bayou.

An ambulance transported Montet’s body to Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City where she was pronounced dead with severe head trauma.  The operator of the aluminum vessel was also treated for minor injuries.

LDWF will be the lead investigative agency for this boating incident.  Agents do not suspect alcohol played a role in this collision.

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LEEC eNews: Become a Green Ribbon School, Get in the Scrap! and More


BUY A PLATE TO EDUCATE

Support the LEEC by purchasing an Environmental Education specialty plate at

www.expresslane.org

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR FLOODED TEACHERS

K-12 teachers affected by recent Louisiana flooding have a new resource for replacing lost instructional materials. Prompted by a request from a teacher who lost years’ worth of materials when her residence flooded in Denham Springs, the environmental resource agencies in the area are pooling their educational materials for you!

Teachers who have lost environmental education materials in either home or school floods are encouraged to submit a Care Package request via a simple web form found at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/care-package.

Care packages will consist of educational lesson activities, toolkits, maps, posters, loaded thumb drives, etc., all with an environmental focus. Distribution of care packages will begin on or around September 15, 2016. Please note that these care packages will be available while our supplies last.

The partners involved to date include:

·         4-H Youth Wetlands Program

·         Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program

·         Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)

·         Environmental Protection Agency

·         LA Dept. of Natural Resources

·         LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Education

·         LA Environmental Education Commission

·         National Parks Service

 

Did you know that 31 schools flooded? The need is significant. If your organization would like to donate materials, contact Venise Ortego at vortego@wlf.la.gov.

Care Package

As we are preparing ship our initial batch of Environmental Education Care Packages, we are no longer able to take general requests. If you have a specific environmental education material or supply request, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will endeavor to find the right partner to fill your request.

Email us at:
Venise Ortego, Environmental Education State Coordinator (vortego@wlf.la.gov)
Thomas Gresham, Assistant Environmental Education Coordinator (tgresham@wlf.la.gov)

Thank you,
Louisiana Environmental Education Commission

 

Sponsor Contact Information

4-H Youth Wetlands Program


Heather


Niemic


hniemic@agcenter.lsu.edu


Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program


Alma


Jackson


alma@btnep.org


Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act


Nikki


Cavalier


ncavalier@usgs.gov


Dept. of Interior


Caryl


Fagot


caryl.fagot@boem.gov


Environmental Protection Agency


Bonita


King


King.Bonita@epa.gov


Everglades Foundation


Jennifer


Diaz


jdiaz@evergladesfoundation.org


LA Dept. of Ag & Forestry/Office of Soil & Water Conservation


Joey


Breaux


joey_b@ldaf.state.la.us


LA Dept. of Environmental Quality


Jean


Kelly


jean.kelly@la.gov


LA Dept. of Natural Resources


Phyllis


Darensbourg


phyllis.darensbourg@la.gov


LA Dept. of Transportation and Development


Roy


Dupuy


roy.dupuy@la.gov


LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Aquatic Education


Angela


Capello


acapello@wlf.la.gov


LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Education


Wayne


Higginbotham


whigginbotham@wlf.la.gov


LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Endangered Species Outreach


Carrie


Salyers


csalyers@wlf.la.gov


LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - Fisheries


Jason


Duet


jduet@wlf.la.gov


LA Environmental Education Commission


Venise


Ortego


vortego@wlf.la.gov


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Jeannine


Montgomery


jeannine.montgomery@noaa.gov


National Park Service


Allyn


Rodriguez


allyn_rodriguez@nps.gov


National Wildlife Federation


Brooke


Randolph


randolphb@nwf.org


North American Association for Environmental Education


Elena


Takaki


Elena@naaee.org


Nutrients for Life


Tiffany


Ballow


tballow@nutrientsforlife.org


River Parish Community College


Esperanza


Zenon


ezenon@rpcc.edu

Additional Support Provided By:

Deepak Bhatnagar

Scott Durham

Claudia Fowler

Thomas Gresham

Venise Ortego

Bernardine Stewart

 

2017 Short Course Proposal Form

The deadine has passed for short course proposals for the 2017 Environmental Education Symposium. If you would like to present a 1-hour concurrent session, please submit an application at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/presenter-form.

See http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium for more information.

LEEC eNews Bulletin: LEEC and LDOE to Host Green Schools Webinars

Is your school interested in becoming a Green Ribbon School?
Louisiana Green Schools and the Louisiana Department of Education will be hosting a webinar to help guide you through the application process. You can find the webinar website at louisianaschools.adobeconnect.com/greenribbonschools/

There are two dates available: August 30 at 2:00 p.m. or September 1 at 3:30 p.m.
We hope you'll join us!

 

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