Monthly Archives: January 2011

Wednesday Why: Louisiana is beautiful!

“Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana?”

Marsh lands. Swamps. Bayous. Barrier Islands. Cypress Tress. Alligators. Estuaries. Seafood. Wildflowers. Beautiful birds. Phenomenal sunsets. Unparalleled Culture and Heritage.

Louisiana is beautiful. Let’s save coastal Louisiana to preserve it’s beauty.

What’s your reason? Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org. And, don’t forget to check out the other submissions at Bayou Grace’s photo gallery.

Calling All Potential Local Volunteer Leaders

Bayou Grace is always on the lookout for local residents interested in volunteering their time and talents to create positive change in our beloved 5 bayou communities. If that sounds like you or someone you know, let us know as we’ve  got a great opportunity to partner with Hands On New Orleans for a Volunteer Leader training on Friday, January 28th from 1-6 pm. If you are interested in participating in this unique opportunity, feel free to contact us at 985.594.5350.

Thank you and we are excited to hear from you!

Wednesday Why: Migratory Birds LOVE Coastal Louisiana!!!

“Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana?”

Ducks, along with many other migratory birds, depend on coastal Louisiana for part of their migration route. In the spring, as the birds fly north, the barrier islands (like Grand Isle), are the first strips of land they see after crossing the Gulf. The exhausted birds create a phenomenon known as “fallouts” where they literally litter the land of coastal Louisiana  to rest, eat, and regain their strength. Without this precious land intact, the birds will have no place to recover from their flights over the Gulf. Let’s preserve this land for the migratory birds that depend on coastal Louisiana!

There are millions of reason to save coastal Louisiana! What is your reason? If you would like to participate in Bayou Grace’s photo project, please send your submission(s) to photoproject@bayougrace.org.

Wednesday Why: Save the Babies!

“Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana?”

“It’s the seafood stork of the nation!” Did you know that coastal Louisiana provides a necessary estuary for developing seafood? All types of young shrimp, crabs, and fish use the estuary for nutrients to grow and protection from predators. Without this critical habitat, sea creatures will not be able to develop into the mature adults that many of us love to eat (or use as bait)!

The reasons to save coastal Louisiana are countless. Why do you think we should save coastal Louisiana? If you’d like to participate, please send your submission(s) to photoproject@bayougrace.org.

Wednesday Why: “We can do it, we must do it!”

Louisiana’s coast is a gift. It’s our responsibility to protect such a unique place. When the land is gone, it cannot be replaced. Preserving the gift is up to us! “We can do it, we must do it.”

What are your reasons for wanting to save Coastal Louisiana? Send your submission to photoproject@bayougrace.org and let your voice be heard!