Category: Recent News

  • Wood Storks & More at South Farm

    John Clark of Iberville Parish reports that the turnout was outstanding at South Farm a few weeks ago, by both the observers and the birds.

  • ABP R & P Board Update

    The Atchafalaya Basin Program Research and Promotion Board held a meeting on July 15, 2009, and discussed details of the process for developing the 2011 Annual Plan for the Program. They talked about the tight timeline necessary to get projects into the system in time to create the plan and get it approved by all…

  • Another Article on the Basin

    This must have been our weekend for Atchafalaya Basin articles. The Lafayette Sunday Advertiser started an “ocassional series” on the Basin with a story about the Old River Control Structure and its relationship to the Basin. You can see that article here, as long as it stays up. crc/30

  • Water in (through?) the Basin

    The Advocate has a pretty good introductory article on the Corps activity to re-evaluate the management of water through the Old River Control structure. There is a lot of interest in moving more sediment through the Basin for coastal restoration projects. But, as Paul Kemp of Audubon’s Gulf Coast Initiative puts it in the article,…

  • ABP TAG Meetings Start Again

    The Atchafalaya Basin Program (ABP) started the State fiscal year off with a meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The ink is barely dry on the 2010 budget and the implementation of the annual plan projects won’t actually begin until the State Bond Commission transfers the funds to the Department, hopefully starting around the…

  • Taking the Problem Seriously

    This story from the Teche News illustrates the importance of taking relatively small environmental problems seriously and going the extra mile to improve our quality of life. The Breaux Bridge Public Works Department could have legally dumped sewage into Bayou Teche, while they waited for a new motor for the pump station, but they put…

  • DNR/TNC Signing At Welcome Center

    The Saturday Advocate had a story with picture of Asst. DNR Secretary Buatt and LA TNC Executive Director Ouchley signing the agreement to share resources while working on restoration efforts in the Basin. Click HERE for the link. It was a fitting end to the Tourism Week activities at the Butte La Rose Welcome Center.…

  • More from the Teche

    Here’s a report on the latest Bayou Teche cleanup in Arnaudville. It seems like the fever is contagious. Check out the pictures from the Teche News. cr/30

  • FOA Meeting and New Officers

    The Friends of the Atchafalaya held its annual membership meeting and monthly Board of Directors’ meeting at the Kean Miller offices in Downtown Baton Rouge on April 28, 2009. Thanks to our Board Treasurer Alice Miller and the Kean Miller firm for hosting us again this year.

  • Bayou Teche Cleanup

    [From an article in by William Johnson • March 31, 2009] The Friends are apparently not the only group trying to clean up our waterways and landings and this week, we salute volunteers on the west side of the historic Atchafalaya Basin. Bayou Teche is one of the old meanderings of the Mississippi River…