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LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Early Bird Registration Ends Jan. 22

Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, January 22. Don't Miss Out!

Join us February 19-20, 2016 at the Baton Rouge Marriott for a plethora of fun, hands-on, environmentally-based educational lessons and activities while we show you how to "Explore the Natural World" with your students! Earn CLUs, network with educators and local scientists, and go home with great ideas for your classroom. Students LOVE applied science learning and our natural world (even the school yard) awaits exploration!

This conference is not the usual fare. We promise to inspire you with doable ideas for your classroom – even when you are not in sessions! From our science scavenger hunt to our luncheon centerpieces, we work hard to make this event entertaining and very educational. CC Lockwood, international photographer, speaker, and naturalist, will deliver the keynote address. And the fun culminates with a grand door prize consisting of a weekend stay at the state park of your choice!
Early bird registration is just $35, which includes meals. Register online here.

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Agents Cite Poacher for Harvesting 11 Deer this Season

Release Date: 01/19/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Newellton man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 16.

Agents cited Michael F. Powell, 54, for taking over the season limit of antlered deer, taking over the daily limit of antlered deer, taking over the total limit of deer in a season and failing to abide by deer tagging regulations.

Agents investigating a tip from the public learned that Powell had harvested 11 total deer with nine of them being antlered deer from October to Jan. 16 this hunting season in Caldwell and Tensas parishes.

Agents made contact with Powell at his residence in Tensas Parish on Jan. 16 and found Powell in possession of a freshly killed antlered deer without a tag.  After a short investigation, agents found Powell in possession of eight more sets of deer antlers that he admitted to harvesting this season.

That brought his total of antlered deer harvested this season to nine.  Powell also admitted to killing two antlerless deer without tagging them earlier in the season.

Agents also found the antlers to an 11 point buck and eight point buck in the collection of antlers that Powell admitted to killing on the same day.

Agents seized the deer antlers and the rifle Powell said he used to harvest all the deer.

Deer hunters are allowed a total of six deer during the season, but hunters can’t exceed three antlered or four antlerless deer.  During either sex days hunters are allowed to take one antlered and one antlerless deer per day.

Taking over the season limit of antlered deer, daily limit of antlered deer and total limit of deer in a season each brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail for each offense.  Failing to comply with deer tagging regulations carries a $100 to $500 fine and up to 90s days in jail.

Powell may also face civil restitution totaling up to $18,860 for the illegally taken deer.

Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Lee Tarver, Sgt. Joe Chandler, Sgt. Bear Fletcher, Sgt. Justin Goudey, and Senior Agent Joey Tarver.

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

LEEC Special E-News Bulletin: Symposium Spotlight - Green Schools Tour

Spaces are filling up for the day-long short courses at the 2016 Environmental Education State Symposium to be held February 19-20 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Be sure to register soon at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2016-louisiana-environmental-education-state-symposium.
Find the Special eNews Bulletin below.

Watershed Webs Registration

Check back soon for dates and locations.

This four-day workshop features exciting, hands-on activities designed to give you all the information you need to lead your students into the field and start collecting environmental data. Learn to use debris cleanup and water quality monitoring as a stewardship activity and data collection and analysis exercise. Use our WET App to share and analyze data from throughout the Gulf States region.

Participants Receive

· A binder filled with GLE/NGSS correlated lessons and related materials

· GPS unit

· Water analysis equipment

· And more!

 

Agents Arrest Metairie Man for DUI And Drug Possession

Release Date: 01/13/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested a Metairie man for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) and drug possession in Orleans Parish on Jan. 11.

Agents received a complaint at approximately 12 p.m. about a person whom later was identified as George Girard, 31, appearing to be under the influence attempting to launch a boat at a public boat launch on Bayou Sauvage in Orleans Parish.  Agents arrived shortly after Girard managed to launch and waited for a brief period before he returned to the launch.

Upon Girard’s return to the launch, agents made contact and immediately observed Girard showing signs of impairment.  After Girard consented to a search of his vessel and himself, agents found marijuana and a plastic baggy with a white powdery substance.

After failing the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, agents arrested Girard for DUI and possession of illegal drugs and booked him into the Orleans Parish Prison.  The suspected illegal drugs were sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab for testing.

A DUI brings a $300 to $1,000 fine and 10 days to six months of jail.  Possession of illegal drugs carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail.

Agents involved in the case are Sgt. Austin Arteaga, Sgt. Tim Fox, Senior Agent Bret Nabors and Agent Chelsea Kling.

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

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