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Friends of the Louisiana Whooping Cranes Newsletter

Dear Friend of the Louisiana Whooping Cranes,
Please find the link below to the first quarterly newsletter for 2016. As always, we appreciate your continued support of our efforts to restore this important species to its historic Louisiana habitat.

LDWF Agents Rescue 777 People from Flooded Areas Statewide and Investigating Boating Fatality

Release Date: 03/14/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents have currently rescued a total of 777 people, 120 dogs and six cats to date due to the flooding in Louisiana.

On March 13 agents rescued nine people and five dogs including three people and five dogs in Grant Parish, three people in Natchitoches Parish, two people in Allen Parish and one person in Ouachita Parish.

Agents rescued 103 people, 43 dogs and two cats on March 12.  Those totals include 38 people and 11 dogs in Tangipahoa Parish, 21 people and seven dogs in Washington Parish, 18 people and seven dogs in St. Tammany Parish, 11 people and four dogs in Livingston Parish, six people, 11 dogs and two cats in Beauregard Parish, five people in West Carrol Parish, two people and three dogs in Webster Parish and two people in Morehouse Parish.

Agents are also investigating a boating fatality that occurred on March 12 in Natchitoches Parish around 8 p.m.  According to the two survivors, there were three men in their own boat returning to a flooded house to remove furniture near the south end of Black Lake.  On their way back on flooded Hwy. 1226 the boat’s bow rope was in the water and got tangled in the prop, which then stalled the motor.  While the motor was stalled they took on water and Harold Worsham, 78, of the Saline Bayou area, went overboard and never surfaced.  Worsham was not wearing a personal flotation device.  His body was recovered later that night and turned over to the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.

LDWF is strongly encouraging evacuees to not return to their homes until the flood waters have fallen and conditions allow due to extremely unsafe conditions that are caused by rising and receding flood waters.

On the morning of March 11 agents rescued 303 people, 31 dogs and two cats.  Those totals include 209 people, 13 dogs and one cat in Tangipahoa Parish, 47 people and 11 dogs in St. Tammany Parish, 18 people, six dogs and one cat in Washington Parish, 12 people in Caddo Parish, six people in Richland Parish, five people in Morehouse Parish, three people in West Carroll Parish, two people in Ouachita Parish and one person and one dog in Livingston Parish.

On March 10 agents rescued 199 people and 21 dogs.  Those totals include 50 people in Ouachita Parish, 46 people and 13 dogs in Caddo Parish, 27 people in Vernon Parish, 19 people in Bossier Parish, 19 people in Richland Parish, 15 people and six dogs in Morehouse Parish, nine people in Bienville Parish, six people in Grant Parish, four people and two dogs in West Carroll Parish, two people in LaSalle Parish and two people in Sabine Parish.

On March 9 agents rescued 72 people including 36 people in Ouachita Parish, 32 people in Webster Parish and four in Morehouse Parish.

Agents also rescued five people on the night of March 8 in Webster Parish.

Agents will remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

LDWF Agents Rescue 579 People from Flooded Waters Statewide

Release Date: 03/11/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents have currently rescued a total of 579 people, 52 dogs and two cats to date due to the flooding in Louisiana.

On the morning of March 11 agents rescued 303 people, 31 dogs and two cats.  Those totals include 209 people, 13 dogs and one cat in Tangipahoa Parish, 47 people and 11 dogs in St. Tammany Parish, 18 people, six dogs and one cat in Washington Parish, 12 people in Caddo Parish, six people in Richland Parish, five people in Morehouse Parish, three people in West Carroll Parish, two people in Ouachita Parish and one person and one dog in Livingston Parish.

On March 10 agents rescued 199 people and 21 dogs.  Those totals include 50 people in Ouachita Parish, 46 people and 13 dogs in Caddo Parish, 27 people in Vernon Parish, 19 people in Bossier Parish, 19 people in Richland Parish, 15 people and six dogs in Morehouse Parish, nine people in Bienville Parish, six people in Grant Parish, four people and two dogs in West Carroll Parish, two people in LaSalle Parish and two people in Sabine Parish.

On March 9 agents rescued 72 people including 36 people in Ouachita Parish, 32 people in Webster Parish and four in Morehouse Parish.

Agents also rescued five people on the night of March 8 in Webster Parish.

LDWF agents assisted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 9 with evacuations in the Charmingdale Community and Prairie Road Community in South Ouachita Parish.  LDWF agents also assisted the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office with evacuations for residents of Rayville on March 9.

Agents also assisted West Carroll Parish with transporting nurses to the West Carroll Hospital who were unable to cross high water to reach the West Carroll Hospital facilities on March 9.

Agents will remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Submit Grant Proposals by March 15

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission reminds environmental educators and graduate students in environmental sciences that the window to submit proposals for the 2016 Environmental Education and Green Schools grants ends next Tuesday, March 15, 2016. These grants are great ways to improve your environmental ed program through classroom or schoolwide projects and professional development, or to help fund your academic research. See the links below for our simple, online applications!
 
Educator Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact Louisiana students - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $1,000 for 1 teacher or $2,000 for a team
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Educator-Grant-Guidelines
http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Educator-Grant-Application

 

Professional Development Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact pre-service and/or in-service educators in Louisiana - Those eligible: Louisiana education, state, or environmental agencies, colleges, universities, or 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations - Maximum award: $2,500

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Professional-Development-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Professional-Development-Grant-Application

 

University Research Grants - Post-graduate research with a focus on environmental issues - Those eligible: Students attending Louisiana colleges or universities and who are working toward a Masters, Ph.D., or conducting Ph.D. research are eligible to apply on behalf of their school - Maximum award: $1,200

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-University-Research-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-University-Research-Grant-Application

 

Green Schools Grants - Supports projects designed to reduce a school’s environmental impact, reduce health disparities that can aggravate achievement gaps, and engage students in hands-on learning. Proposals to be considered are those that align with pillars found in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/green-schools-pillars-and-elements - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $5,000

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Green-Schools-Grant-Guidelines

http://www.cain.lsu.edu/2016-2017-LEEC-Green-Schools-Grant-Application

 

For more information on these grants or the 2016 Environmental Education State Symposium, visit our web-site at:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/eec.

Or contact: Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries vortego@wlf.la.gov

LDWF Agents Continue Search and Rescue Mission in North Louisiana

Release Date: 03/10/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents have rescued 161 people and two dogs to date from flooded areas in northern parishes.

On the morning of March 10, agents have rescued 84 people and two dogs including 44 people in Ouachita Parish, 20 people in Vernon Parish, 10 people in Morehouse Parish, eight people and two dogs in Caddo Parish and two people in Sabine Parish.

On March 9 agents rescued 72 people including 36 people in Ouachita Parish, 32 people in Webster Parish and four in Morehouse Parish.

Agents also rescued five people on the night of March 8 in Webster Parish.

LDWF agents assisted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 9 with evacuations in the Charmingdale Community and Prairie Road Community in South Ouachita Parish.  LDWF agents also assisted the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office with evacuations for residents of Rayville on March 9.

Agents also assisted West Carroll Parish with transporting nurses to the West Carroll Hospital who were unable to cross high water to reach the West Carroll Hospital facilities on March 9.

Agents will remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

LDWF Agents Conducting Search and Rescue Missions in Northern Louisiana

Release Date: 03/09/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents have rescued 37 people to date from flooded areas in Webster Parish.

On March 8 around 10:30 p.m. two LDWF agents rescued five people in Doyline and brought them to the Doyline Fire Station.

On the morning of March 9 LDWF agents rescued seven more people in Doyline.  Agents also rescued two people in Minden, six people in Sibley, 12 people in Heflen and three people off of Penal Farm Road just northeast of Sibley.

On March 9 in the early afternoon hours LDWF agents with assistance from the LDWF Fisheries Division rescued two people off of Interstate 20 at the Webster Parish and Bienville Parish line.

LDWF agents assisted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office with evacuations in the Charmingdale Community and Prairie Road Community in South Ouachita Parish.  LDWF agents also assisted the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office with evacuations for residents of Rayville.

Agents also assisted West Carroll Parish with transporting nurses to the West Carroll Hospital who were unable to cross high water to reach the West Carroll Hospital facilities.

Agents will remain on alert and be ready for further search and rescue activities until the flood waters recede.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

Webster Parish Man Arrested for Drug Possession

Release Date: 03/08/2016

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agent arrested a Webster Parish man on March 6 for alleged illegal drug possession violations in Webster Parish.

Sgt. Jared McIver arrested John E. Day, 42, Minden, for improper lane use, driving with a suspended driver’s license, driving with cancelled license plate, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of prescription pills and illegal possession of Tramodol pills.  Sgt. McIver booked Day into the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Sgt. McIver initiated a traffic stop on Hwy. 164 in Webster Parish for improper lane use.  During the stop Sgt. McIver discovered that John was driving with a suspended license and cancelled license plate.

Sgt. McIver also found John to be in illegal possession of prescription pills.  John also possessed drug paraphernalia such as a straw and pill crusher used to snort pills.  Inside the vehicle Sgt. McIver found Tramodol pills and more pill crushers.

Illegal possession of the prescription pills each brings up to a $5,000 fine and five years in jail.  Illegal possession of Tramodol pills carries up to a $25,000 fine and five years in jail.  Possession of drug paraphernalia brings up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.  Operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.  Operating a vehicle with a cancelled license plate brings up to a $100 fine and 30 days in jail.  The fine and jail time for improper lane use is set by the parish.

For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.la.gov.

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