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Wed April 13, 2011
Volunteers Mark BP Oil Spill Anniversary With Environmental Repair Projects
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Volunteers are working with the National Wildlife Federation and the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to plant native marsh grass at the habitat near New Orleans. It's a vital nesting area and breeding environment for brown pelicans, alligators and other waterfowl. Bayou Savage is considered a critical safe zone for species that lost habitat because of the oil spill. Plantings are set for Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers can register online through the National Wildlife Federation website. And on April 21st, volunteers at Grand Isle State Park are expected to plant 6,000 plugs of beach grass from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That project is being coordinated by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. It's aimed at stabilizing sand dunes and creating new habitat for wildlife.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.