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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

 

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!

 

LDWF Agent Honored by Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Release Date: 08/23/2016

LDWF Agent Honored by Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council awarded the 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent on Aug. 17.

Sgt. Nicholas Guillory was presented the prestigious award by Council Chairman Kevin Anson of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“Presenting the Gulf Council’s first ever Officer of the Year award is an honor and a privilege,” said Anson. “Thank you, Sgt. Guillory, for your hard work and dedication.”

The Council’s Officer of the Year award acknowledges service above and beyond duty requirements and recognizes distinguished service, professionalism, and dedication to enforcing federal fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico.  Nominees may be submitted from each of the five Gulf State Law Enforcement agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard, and NOAA Fisheries’ Office for Law Enforcement.

Since graduating the LDWF Enforcement Academy in 2008, Sgt. Guillory has primarily patrolled the Gulf of Mexico.  Most notable of Sgt. Guillory’s efforts in 2015 include his actions on Sept. 6 in Vermilion Parish. Guillory received a call about a vessel taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico near Pecan Island.

“It was raining so hard that I could barely see anything, but I decided to launch my vessel anyway,’’ Guillory said. “As I traveled toward the Gulf of Mexico, I couldn’t even see the bow of my own vessel because the rainfall was so heavy.”

Guillory made his way to the scene and spotted an individual in mud up to his waist, which he pulled into his 19-foot patrol boat. He then noticed two other individuals in a nearby vessel that was taking on water and was also able to pull them into his patrol boat. Guillory brought in all three men and safely towed their vessel to the calmer Rollover Canal.

Since those three men were not the original distress call, Guillory then re-entered the Gulf and found another vessel beached and another under water. Guillory was able to grab the two individuals from the sunken vessel and put them in his boat.

The three people from the beached vessel had taken refuge on land. Guillory hooked his patrol boat to the beached vessel and pulled it back into the water. The boat started, and two of the people on land boarded their vessel. Guillory then towed the sunken vessel to a position to pump enough water out so that it could float and be towed to inside waters. The last person on shore got in Guillory’s patrol boat.

“Sgt. Guillory did a phenomenal job of rescuing eight people without injury and recovering three vessels in very rough conditions,” said LDWF Enforcement Chief Col. Joey Broussard. “He deserves any awards he receives for his effort as this could have had a very different outcome if not for the skill, bravery and determination he showed in this successful search and rescue mission.”

In total, Guillory rescued eight people, recovered three vessels, and safely returned everyone back to the Rollover Landing boat launch.

Sgt. Guillory was also presented with the Louisiana Emergency Preparation Association VALOR Award “For Outstanding Courage and Heroism in Emergency Preparedness” on May 4, 2016 for his Gulf rescue.

LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana

Release Date: 08/16/2016

LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana
LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana
LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana
LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana
LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana
LDWF Enforcement Updated Rescues in South Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents have currently rescued a total of 3,139 people and 603 animals to date due to the flooding in Louisiana.

Agents began search and rescue missions around 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 and have ran search and rescue missions around the clock ever since. The following are the rescues by parish since 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 till 4 a.m. on Aug. 16.

Tangipahoa - 305 people and 108 animals
Washington - 3 people
Livingston - 214 people and 82 animals
St. Helena - 25 people
East Baton Rouge - 1,442 people and 230 animals
Iberia - 41 people and 3 animals
Lafayette - 836 people and 114 animals
East Feliciana - 49 people and 5 animals
West Feliciana - 2 people
Vermilion - 95 people and 28 animals
Acadia - 22 people and 2 animals
St. Landry - 22 people and 14 animals
Ascension - 83 people and 17 pets

Search and rescue operations are still ongoing and the number of people and animals rescued will rise. Agents will also remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

LDWF Agents Conducting Search and Rescue Missions in South Louisiana

Release Date: 08/15/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents have currently rescued a total of 2,982 people and 566 animals to date due to the flooding in Louisiana.

Agents began search and rescue missions around 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 and have ran search and rescue missions around the clock ever since. The following are the rescues by parish since 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 till 5 a.m. on Aug. 15.

Tangipahoa - 305 people and 108 animals
Washington - 3 people
Livingston - 143 people and 57 animals
St. Helena - 25 people
East Baton Rouge - 1,422 people and 223 animals
Iberia - 41 people and 3 animals
Lafayette - 828 people and 113 animals
East Feliciana - 49 people and 5 animals
West Feliciana - 2 people
Vermilion - 92 people and 27 animals
Acadia - 22 people and 2 animals
St. Landry - 22 people and 14 animals
Ascension - 28 people and 14 pets

Search and rescue operations are still ongoing and the number of people and animals rescued will rise. Agents will also remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

Search and Rescue Missions Ongoing For LDWF Agents

Release Date: 08/14/2016

Agents conducting search and rescue missions near Pontchatoula, Aug. 14.
Agents conducting search and rescue missions near Pontchatoula, Aug. 14.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents have currently rescued a total of 2,324 people and 464 animals to date due to the flooding in Louisiana.  Agents rescued a total of 1,833 people from 6 a.m. on Aug. 13 till 5 a.m. on Aug. 14.

Agents began search and rescue missions around 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 and have ran search and rescue missions around the clock ever since.  The following are the rescues by parish since 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 till 5 a.m. on Aug. 14.

Tangipahoa - 261 people and 91 animals
Washington - 3 people
Livingston - 116 people and 40 animals
St. Helena - 25 people
East Baton Rouge - 927 people and 177 animals
Iberia - 41 people and 3 animals
Lafayette - 791 people and 109 animals
East Feliciana - 49 people and 5 animals
West Feliciana - 2 people
Vermilion - 65 people and 23 animals
Acadia - 22 people and 2 animals
St. Landry - 22 people and 14 animals

Search and rescue operations are still ongoing and the number of people and animals rescued will rise over the course of the day into Aug. 15.  Agents will also remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

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