PROMOTING NATURE TOURISM ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

Release Date: 02/07/2006

The National Audubon Society and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will hold a Promoting Nature Tourism Along the Mississippi workshop at the Vicksburg, Miss. Convention Center from April 25-27.


The workshop is designed to inform and educate the Lower Mississippi River region about the potential of this region as a destination for nature tourism.


Workshop activities will include:


* Presentations by nationally and regionally recognized experts on tourism trends, nature tourism successes, community impacts of nature tourism, tools for promoting nature tourism and private land issues.


* A keynote address on the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker in Arkansas.


* Field trips to local nature tourism sites in Mississippi and Louisiana.


* A voyage on the Mississippi River to explore the undeveloped potential of the river as a nature tourism destination.


For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit the www.msaudubon.org/workshop Web site.


EDITORS: For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.louisiana.gov, or Michael Carloss at 225-765-2642 or mcarloss@wlf.louisiana.gov.