Atchafalaya Basin

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15th Step Outside Day is April 27 at Sherburne WMA

The 15th annual Step Outside Day, an outdoor education program hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will be held April 27 at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in Lottie on the northern end of the Atchafalaya Basin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is free.
Some of the events planned for Step Outside Day include pontoon boat rides, canoeing, target and trap shooting, fishing, archery and other outdoor activities. Children can take part in blue bird box building, turkey and duck calling and other learning events. All equipment will be provided.

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Participants at the Eagle Expo were treated to seminars, hikes and boat trips focusing on bald eagles, including the eagle in the tree. (Photo by Bill Decker/The Daily Review, Morgan City)

Eagle-watchers flock to Morgan City

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing.
“Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.
It was all part of the 2017 Eagle Expo, which every year celebrates the region’s role in the amazing comeback of America’s national bird.

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Nedra Davis, executive director of the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority, and Brady Couvillion, research geographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, talk to reporters Monday in Lafayette about the draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan. (Photo by Bill Decker/The Daily Review/Morgan City)

Big challenges for master plan

Public comments have made a difference in the draft 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, one official told south Louisiana reporters Monday. And public comments still can.
The comment period lasts through March 26. You can see the draft report and make comments online at coastal.la.gov.

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