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2017 Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts Contest Winners Announced

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission is pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts Contest.

ART

 

 

 

 

 

Group 1

Place

School

City

Teacher

Title

Raeesa Hasan

1st

Buchanan Elementary

Baton Rouge

Carol Bott

Save the Gopher

Luke Anderson

2nd

Homeschool

Benton

Elizabeth Anderson

Cute Box Turtle

Group 2

 

 

 

 

 

Kadie Daigrepont

1st

Leonville Elementary

Leonville

Kat Cart Guidroz

Hanging Around for a Better Tomorrow

Anna Whittington

2nd

Homeschool

Zachary

Amanda  Whittington

Turtle Art

Sean Ahn

3rd

Hynes Charter School

New Orleans

Dawn Lobell

Now and Then

Group 3

 

 

 

 

 

Jet Marie Salvacion

1st

BRCVPA

Baton Rouge

Shalia Young

Untitled

Anna Claire Pipes

2nd

Ruston Jr. High

Ruston

Crystal  Pye

Help Protect Louisiana Endangered Species

Rylie Fisher

3rd

Northwestern Middle School

Zachary

Margaret Atkinson

The Downfall of Mother Nature

Group 4

 

 

 

 

 

Laurielle Watkins

1st

New Iberia Senior High

New Iberia

Susan Perez

The Red Cockaded Woodpecker

Menglan Wu

2nd

Christian Life Academy

Baton Rouge

Renee Farrell

Untitled

Katelyn Reyes

3rd

Northwood High School

Shreveport

Ramona  Green

Manatee

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

 

 

 

 

Group 1

 

 

 

 

 

Noah Jerry Fontenot

1st

Bayou Chicot Elementary

Ville Platte

Amy Palmer

Let's All Save the Gopher Tortoise

Charles Anderson

2nd

Homeschool

Benton

Elizabeth Anderson

Bald Eagle

Group 2

 

 

 

 

 

Sophiea Roberts

1st

Tchefuncte Middle

Mandeville

Bonnie Stokes

Bob the Manatee

Isabella  Klynoot

2nd

Tchefuncte Middle

Mandeville

Bonnie Stokes

Kayaking in Louisiana

Miranda Holincheck

3rd

Tchefuncte Middle

Mandeville

Bonnie Stokes

Whooping Crane

Group 3

 

 

 

 

 

Diya Desai

1st

Caddo Middle Magnet

Shreveport

Lydia Gunn

My Sea Turtle, My Jewel

Lauren Perkins

2nd

Northwestern Middle School

Zachary

Margaret Atkinson

Protecting Wildlife

Mariah Alexander

3rd

Northwestern Middle School

Zachary

Margaret Atkinson

Remember

Group 4

 

 

 

 

 

Paycen Brouillette

1st

Homeschool

 St. Francisville

Sonya Brouillette

Louisiana Home  

Al Nastasi

2nd

St. Paul's School

Covington

Brother Ray Bulliard

Man: The Destroyer and the Rescuer

Joshua McLain

3rd

St. Paul's School

Covington

Brother Ray Bulliard

The Agile Avian of the Skies

The students will be honored for their winning entries for this year’s contest, with the theme “Protecting Louisiana’s Endangered Species,” at an awards reception to be held in Baton Rouge at the Governor’s Mansion next month. Prizes awarded to the contestants include $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place. Winning art and language arts entries will be used to create a 2018 Environmental Awareness calendar, which will be distributed statewide. Thank you to all of the  students who submitted entries. We have so many talented students in our great state!

 


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Louisiana Safe Boating Week Set For May 20-26

Release Date: 05/18/2017

The state of Louisiana has issued a proclamation that recognizes May 20-26 as “Safe Boating Week” in Louisiana, which signifies the beginning of the spring and summer boating season.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will again be reminding all boaters to be safe, responsible and knowledgeable while on the water during this safe boating week.  Safe Boating Week is a time for all boaters to inspect their vessels to ensure that all required safety equipment is on board and that vessels are in good working condition.

LDWF Enforcement Division agents will be out in full force as always during the week to perform boating safety checks and driving or operating a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) patrols.

Each vessel should have enough personal flotation devices (PFD) on board for all occupants and a sober operator.  LDWF regulations also state that anyone 16 years of age and younger must wear a PFD while underway in vessels less than 26 foot long.  For more boating and PFD regulations, please visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating.

Alcohol use is one of the leading causes of boating crash incidents and fatalities on the water.  Alcohol consumption impairs a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time.  The penalties for DWI on the water are the same as on the road.  Anyone cited for a DWI on the water or on the road will lose his or her driver's license and boating privileges for the specified time ordered by the judge in the case.

LDWF also wants to remind anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 that they are required to successfully complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course to operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower.  LDWF offers these classes free of charge statewide.

For a list of courses, please visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/courses.  Since the safe boating course’s inception in 2003, over 100,000 boaters have been certified in Louisiana.

In 2016 Louisiana reported 24 boating fatalities.  So far in 2017 Louisiana has reported nine fatalities.

Agents Cite Six People for Closed Season Red Snapper Violations

Release Date: 05/18/2017

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited six subjects for alleged red snapper violations in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Plaquemines Parish on May 16.

Agents were on a joint enforcement agreement (JEA) patrol and noticed a fishing vessel near an oil platform approximately 13 miles offshore.  The subjects on the vessel were in possession of 10 Red Snapper and were approximately three miles beyond the nine nautical mile line.

Agents cited Ryan Baldassaro, 22, from Metairie, Nathan Randazzo, 18, from Marrero, Brandt Becnel, 21, from Belle Chase, Thomas Becnel Jr, 56, from Belle Chase, Patrick Becnel Jr, 24, from Belle Chase, and Nathaniel Peters, 22, from Metairie, for taking red snapper during a closed season.  Agents seized 10 red snapper which were later donated to a local charity.

Taking red snapper during a closed season brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail.  The subjects may also be subject to civil restitution totaling $229 for the illegally taken fish.

Agents involved in the case are Lt. Adam Young, Lt. Jason Russo, Senior Agent William Bartlett and Senior Agent Jeffrey Farmer.

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

 
 
LDWF/ALAS GRANTS - OVER $100K OF EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOLS

In the last 3 years, 60 Louisiana schools have received equipment grants through the LDWF/ALAS Equipment Grant Program! That's over $100,000 dollars of equipment that has been provided to help Louisiana students experience the great sport of archery!

This wonderful grant program was set up to assist 20 new schools each year in getting involved in the ALAS program. Thanks to opportunities like this, the ALAS Equipment Loan Program, and other generous donations, there are now over 200 Louisiana schools participating! For more information about equipment or getting involved with ALAS contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

2017 NASP NATIONALS – GOOD LUCK!

It's NASP Nationals Week! 362 Louisiana archers from 23 different schools have registered to participate in the NASP National Tournament this week! GOOD LUCK to all the students, coaches, and volunteers traveling to Louisville, Kentucky!

Keep up with the tournament this weekend at www.nasptournaments.org.

BEST OF LUCK to all Louisiana archers! We know that you will represent our great state and the ALAS program very well! AIM HIGH!

HOUR REPORTING FORMS

Another school year is coming to an end and we hope that yours was a good one! As you wrap up the year, don’t forget to submit your Instructor Time & Activity Records. By recording the hours that you spend working with your student archers, you help us get additional funding for the ALAS program from the federal government! The additional funds will help us provide more opportunities for our students and coaches!
Record any time that you spend on the ALAS/NASP program including travel time, instructional time, prep time, equipment repair, loading, unloading, regional tournaments, state tournaments, nationals, world, etc. Please use the attached form to document and submit your time. The fillable PFD file can be completed digitally, printed, signed in BLUE INK ONLY, scanned, and emailed to jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Remember:
• You must sign in blue ink only
• Only one date per line
• Every hour counts

NASP ANNUAL REPORT SURVEY
Required NASP® Reporting: This year, for the first time in the 16-year history of NASP®, all NASP® certified archery instructors will be asked to submit an online report to maintain their certification. As you know, all basic archery instructors are required to present NASP® lessons in order to remain certified. This annual report is how NASP® will verify that this requirement is being met.
All archery instructors must submit a report to remain certified. You can click here to get started http://naspbai.org/ or go to the official NASP® website http://naspschools.org/, select Community/BAI Database. Then select “Submit A Report”.
Contact jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov if you have any questions regarding reporting.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

IMPORTANT DATES:

5/11/2017-5/13/2017 NASP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Louisville, KY
7/20/2017-7/22/2017 NASP WORLD TOURNAMENT Orlando, FL

2018 TOURNAMENT DATES: *See Attached Flyer

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Alexandria, LA
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 NORTH REIONAL TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 2018 ALAS STATE TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA

UPCOMING BAI CLASSES:

5/27/2017 HAUGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Haughton, LA 8:00am-4:30pm

Check the class schedule for updates at http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA.
For information about hosting BAI training at your school please contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

AIM HIGH!

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

 
 
LDWF/ALAS GRANTS - OVER $100K OF EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOLS

In the last 3 years, 60 Louisiana schools have received equipment grants through the LDWF/ALAS Equipment Grant Program! That's over $100,000 dollars of equipment that has been provided to help Louisiana students experience the great sport of archery!

This wonderful grant program was set up to assist 20 new schools each year in getting involved in the ALAS program. Thanks to opportunities like this, the ALAS Equipment Loan Program, and other generous donations, there are now over 200 Louisiana schools participating! For more information about equipment or getting involved with ALAS contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

2017 NASP NATIONALS – GOOD LUCK!

It's NASP Nationals Week! 362 Louisiana archers from 23 different schools have registered to participate in the NASP National Tournament this week! GOOD LUCK to all the students, coaches, and volunteers traveling to Louisville, Kentucky!

Keep up with the tournament this weekend at www.nasptournaments.org.

BEST OF LUCK to all Louisiana archers! We know that you will represent our great state and the ALAS program very well! AIM HIGH!

HOUR REPORTING FORMS

Another school year is coming to an end and we hope that yours was a good one! As you wrap up the year, don’t forget to submit your Instructor Time & Activity Records. By recording the hours that you spend working with your student archers, you help us get additional funding for the ALAS program from the federal government! The additional funds will help us provide more opportunities for our students and coaches!
Record any time that you spend on the ALAS/NASP program including travel time, instructional time, prep time, equipment repair, loading, unloading, regional tournaments, state tournaments, nationals, world, etc. Please use the attached form to document and submit your time. The fillable PFD file can be completed digitally, printed, signed in BLUE INK ONLY, scanned, and emailed to jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Remember:
• You must sign in blue ink only
• Only one date per line
• Every hour counts

NASP ANNUAL REPORT SURVEY
Required NASP® Reporting: This year, for the first time in the 16-year history of NASP®, all NASP® certified archery instructors will be asked to submit an online report to maintain their certification. As you know, all basic archery instructors are required to present NASP® lessons in order to remain certified. This annual report is how NASP® will verify that this requirement is being met.
All archery instructors must submit a report to remain certified. You can click here to get started http://naspbai.org/ or go to the official NASP® website http://naspschools.org/, select Community/BAI Database. Then select “Submit A Report”.
Contact jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov if you have any questions regarding reporting.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

IMPORTANT DATES:

5/11/2017-5/13/2017 NASP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Louisville, KY
7/20/2017-7/22/2017 NASP WORLD TOURNAMENT Orlando, FL

2018 TOURNAMENT DATES: *See Attached Flyer

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Alexandria, LA
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 NORTH REIONAL TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 2018 ALAS STATE TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA

UPCOMING BAI CLASSES:

5/27/2017 HAUGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Haughton, LA 8:00am-4:30pm

Check the class schedule for updates at http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA.
For information about hosting BAI training at your school please contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

AIM HIGH!

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

 
 
LDWF/ALAS GRANTS - OVER $100K OF EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOLS

In the last 3 years, 60 Louisiana schools have received equipment grants through the LDWF/ALAS Equipment Grant Program! That's over $100,000 dollars of equipment that has been provided to help Louisiana students experience the great sport of archery!

This wonderful grant program was set up to assist 20 new schools each year in getting involved in the ALAS program. Thanks to opportunities like this, the ALAS Equipment Loan Program, and other generous donations, there are now over 200 Louisiana schools participating! For more information about equipment or getting involved with ALAS contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

2017 NASP NATIONALS – GOOD LUCK!

It's NASP Nationals Week! 362 Louisiana archers from 23 different schools have registered to participate in the NASP National Tournament this week! GOOD LUCK to all the students, coaches, and volunteers traveling to Louisville, Kentucky!

Keep up with the tournament this weekend at www.nasptournaments.org.

BEST OF LUCK to all Louisiana archers! We know that you will represent our great state and the ALAS program very well! AIM HIGH!

HOUR REPORTING FORMS

Another school year is coming to an end and we hope that yours was a good one! As you wrap up the year, don’t forget to submit your Instructor Time & Activity Records. By recording the hours that you spend working with your student archers, you help us get additional funding for the ALAS program from the federal government! The additional funds will help us provide more opportunities for our students and coaches!
Record any time that you spend on the ALAS/NASP program including travel time, instructional time, prep time, equipment repair, loading, unloading, regional tournaments, state tournaments, nationals, world, etc. Please use the attached form to document and submit your time. The fillable PFD file can be completed digitally, printed, signed in BLUE INK ONLY, scanned, and emailed to jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Remember:
• You must sign in blue ink only
• Only one date per line
• Every hour counts

NASP ANNUAL REPORT SURVEY
Required NASP® Reporting: This year, for the first time in the 16-year history of NASP®, all NASP® certified archery instructors will be asked to submit an online report to maintain their certification. As you know, all basic archery instructors are required to present NASP® lessons in order to remain certified. This annual report is how NASP® will verify that this requirement is being met.
All archery instructors must submit a report to remain certified. You can click here to get started http://naspbai.org/ or go to the official NASP® website http://naspschools.org/, select Community/BAI Database. Then select “Submit A Report”.
Contact jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov if you have any questions regarding reporting.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

IMPORTANT DATES:

5/11/2017-5/13/2017 NASP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Louisville, KY
7/20/2017-7/22/2017 NASP WORLD TOURNAMENT Orlando, FL

2018 TOURNAMENT DATES: *See Attached Flyer

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Alexandria, LA
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 NORTH REIONAL TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 2018 ALAS STATE TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA

UPCOMING BAI CLASSES:

5/27/2017 HAUGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Haughton, LA 8:00am-4:30pm

Check the class schedule for updates at http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA.
For information about hosting BAI training at your school please contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

AIM HIGH!

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

ALAS BAI Newsletter - May 2017

 
 
LDWF/ALAS GRANTS - OVER $100K OF EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOLS

In the last 3 years, 60 Louisiana schools have received equipment grants through the LDWF/ALAS Equipment Grant Program! That's over $100,000 dollars of equipment that has been provided to help Louisiana students experience the great sport of archery!

This wonderful grant program was set up to assist 20 new schools each year in getting involved in the ALAS program. Thanks to opportunities like this, the ALAS Equipment Loan Program, and other generous donations, there are now over 200 Louisiana schools participating! For more information about equipment or getting involved with ALAS contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

2017 NASP NATIONALS – GOOD LUCK!

It's NASP Nationals Week! 362 Louisiana archers from 23 different schools have registered to participate in the NASP National Tournament this week! GOOD LUCK to all the students, coaches, and volunteers traveling to Louisville, Kentucky!

Keep up with the tournament this weekend at www.nasptournaments.org.

BEST OF LUCK to all Louisiana archers! We know that you will represent our great state and the ALAS program very well! AIM HIGH!

HOUR REPORTING FORMS

Another school year is coming to an end and we hope that yours was a good one! As you wrap up the year, don’t forget to submit your Instructor Time & Activity Records. By recording the hours that you spend working with your student archers, you help us get additional funding for the ALAS program from the federal government! The additional funds will help us provide more opportunities for our students and coaches!
Record any time that you spend on the ALAS/NASP program including travel time, instructional time, prep time, equipment repair, loading, unloading, regional tournaments, state tournaments, nationals, world, etc. Please use the attached form to document and submit your time. The fillable PFD file can be completed digitally, printed, signed in BLUE INK ONLY, scanned, and emailed to jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Remember:
• You must sign in blue ink only
• Only one date per line
• Every hour counts

NASP ANNUAL REPORT SURVEY
Required NASP® Reporting: This year, for the first time in the 16-year history of NASP®, all NASP® certified archery instructors will be asked to submit an online report to maintain their certification. As you know, all basic archery instructors are required to present NASP® lessons in order to remain certified. This annual report is how NASP® will verify that this requirement is being met.
All archery instructors must submit a report to remain certified. You can click here to get started http://naspbai.org/ or go to the official NASP® website http://naspschools.org/, select Community/BAI Database. Then select “Submit A Report”.
Contact jmcgovern@wlf.la.gov if you have any questions regarding reporting.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

IMPORTANT DATES:

5/11/2017-5/13/2017 NASP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Louisville, KY
7/20/2017-7/22/2017 NASP WORLD TOURNAMENT Orlando, FL

2018 TOURNAMENT DATES: *See Attached Flyer

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Alexandria, LA
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 NORTH REIONAL TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 2018 ALAS STATE TOURNAMENT Shreveport, LA

UPCOMING BAI CLASSES:

5/27/2017 HAUGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Haughton, LA 8:00am-4:30pm

Check the class schedule for updates at http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA.
For information about hosting BAI training at your school please contact eshanks@wlf.la.gov.

AIM HIGH!

Body of 15 Year Old Boy Recovered from Black Bayou Lake

Release Date: 05/09/2017

Search and rescue teams recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy from Black Bayou Lake in Caddo Parish around 11 a.m. this morning, May 9.

Search crews with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Caddo Parish District 8 Fire Department have searched for the boy from Rodessa since Saturday evening.

Search crews received a call around 7:15 p.m. about a capsized vessel near the Hwy.1 bridge near Rodessa on Black Bayou Lake.  When the search crews arrived they learned the 12 foot vessel had capsized with four teenaged boys on board.

Three of the teenagers were able to make their way to shore while one of them never resurfaced.  A passerby on the bridge was able to call 911 for help.

LDWF enforcement division will be the lead investigative agency for this fatal boating incident.  It is unknown at this time what caused the vessel to capsize.  None of the boys were wearing a personal flotation device.

Agents Make Closed Season Shrimp Case

Release Date: 05/09/2017

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two subjects for alleged closed season shrimping violations on May 4 in Plaquemines Parish.

Agents cited Marvin Smith, 58, of Venice, and Etienne Pellegal III, 56, of Boothville, for using skimmers to harvest shrimp during a closed shrimp season.

Agents observed the men actively shrimping in the Yellow Cotton Bay area around 11:21 a.m. on May 4.  The Louisiana spring inshore shrimp season was currently closed at the time of the stop.

Agents seized 1,291 pounds of shrimp and sold them at the dock for the highest bid.

Using skimmers during a closed shrimp season carries a fine up to $950 and up to 120 days in jail.  Additionally, if convicted the men could be sentenced to harvest shrimp only from a vessel with an approved vessel monitoring system monitored by LDWF.

Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Jason Gernados, Senior Agent William Bartlett, Agent Jonathan Boudreaux and Agent Anthony Corner.

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