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Gulf NEPs Highlight Local Implementation of a National Program in Marine Policy

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

The seven Gulf of Mexico NEPs are very pleased to share our just-published article in the international scientific journal Marine Policy. In this article, we highlight how our programs leveraged our local and national partnerships to provide scientific expertise, unbiased information, volunteer coordination, and implementation of recovery projects and programs during and following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in our communities and throughout the Gulf.

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Nicholls State University Graduates Receive Gift of Oak Trees

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Acorns that drop in front of Ellender Memorial Library on the Nicholls State University campus have been collected, grown, and shared with seniors from the 2018 graduating class. Alma Robichaux, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Education/Outreach Coordinator, thought of the idea from acorns sprouting in her front yard and thought it would make a great gift for anyone. Robichaux connected with Dr. Mary Jackson, Allied Health Instructor and Advisor to the Nicholls GREEN Club, to suggest the gift giving project. The overall idea to grow the oaks and give them to the graduating seniors originated from the Nicholls GREEN Club in hopes that they plant the trees to improve the local ecosystem.

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BTNEP Shares New Management Strategy with the Public

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

On April 16, 2018, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will share with the public its updated guidance document called a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). Since 1990 the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) has been engaged in the protection and restoration of the 4.2 million acres of land and water that lie between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers which has been at the heart of Louisiana’s land loss crisis. The modernized Plan has been revised and is now ready for public review.

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CPRA releases Story Map: Louisiana’s Working Coast

By | April 4th, 2018|Categories: News|

Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released an interactive Story Map tool communicate the national significance of Louisiana’s Working Coast. This visually focused Story Map communicates the compelling story using narratives, photos and maps, and conveys diverse and poignant details that surround Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the necessity to create a more resilient coast through the State’s Coastal Master Plan.

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$3 Million Available to Support Scientific and Environmental Literacy

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $3 million in grants to support efforts to increase the scientific and environmental literacy and problem-solving skills of children and youth, with a focus on service-, project-, or problem-based learning opportunities in areas relevant to their initiatives.

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Levron Retires, Fontenot and Landry Named New Management Conference Chair and Vice Chair

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) held its 81st Management Conference meeting on November 2, 2017 at Nicholls State University. At the meeting, Al Levron officially announced his retirement as Chairperson after serving 15 years and Dr. Quenton Fontenot and Jean Landry were elected as the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.

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Nicholls State University Graduates Receive Gift of Oak Trees

Acorns that drop in front of Ellender Memorial Library on the Nicholls State University campus have been collected, grown, and shared with seniors from the 2018 graduating class. Alma Robichaux, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Education/Outreach Coordinator, thought of the idea from acorns sprouting in her front yard and thought it would make a great gift for anyone. Robichaux connected with Dr. Mary Jackson, Allied Health Instructor and Advisor to the Nicholls GREEN Club, to suggest the gift giving project. The overall idea to grow the oaks and give them to the graduating seniors originated from the Nicholls GREEN Club in hopes that they plant the trees to improve the local ecosystem.

May 21st, 2018|

BTNEP Shares New Management Strategy with the Public

On April 16, 2018, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will share with the public its updated guidance document called a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). Since 1990 the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) has been engaged in the protection and restoration of the 4.2 million acres of land and water that lie between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers which has been at the heart of Louisiana’s land loss crisis. The modernized Plan has been revised and is now ready for public review.

April 19th, 2018|

Levron Retires, Fontenot and Landry Named New Management Conference Chair and Vice Chair

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) held its 81st Management Conference meeting on November 2, 2017 at Nicholls State University. At the meeting, Al Levron officially announced his retirement as Chairperson after serving 15 years and Dr. Quenton Fontenot and Jean Landry were elected as the new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.

November 13th, 2017|

Volunteers Wanted for International Coastal Cleanup

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Nicholls State University (NSU) are asking for volunteers for their upcoming beach cleanup at Elmer’s Island on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

August 22nd, 2017|