atchafalaya basin http://wwno.org en Workers Finish Atchafalaya Basin Dredging Project http://wwno.org/post/workers-finish-atchafalaya-basin-dredging-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Workers have completed a dredging project designed to improve water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that the dredging work is designed to move freshwater from the Atchafalaya River into a swamp within the Attakapas Island Wildlife Management Area in St. Mary Parish.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:43:49 +0000 The Associated Press 25821 at http://wwno.org State working to save 640 acres of swamp cypress http://wwno.org/post/state-working-save-640-acres-swamp-cypress <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says an agreement with the St. Martin Parish School Board has been hammered out to save 640 acres of cypress and hardwood forest under threat of being logged in the Atchafalaya basin.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 02:44:09 +0000 The Associated Press 15737 at http://wwno.org