REVISED DATE!!! May 3rd LWI Meeting Agenda – Ville PLatte, LA

The LWI meeting with Allen/Evangeline Parishes has been changed to Friday, May 3rd.  See agenda below.  The meeting will be at the same time and location – Evangeline Parish Courthouse, 200 Court St #104, Ville Platte, LA from 10:00am to 11:30am.  The Jeff Davis/Acadia Parish Meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 30th at 304 N State St, Jennings, LA from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 

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April 30 LWI Meeting Agenda – Jennings, LA

Today we received the agenda for the April 30th meeting in Jennings, LA with LWI officials.  See below.  I do not have the agenda for the Allen/Evangeline meeting in Ville Platte but will share if i receive it. 

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Upcoming LWI Meetings

I was contacted recently by Carolyn Lesieur with the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI).  The LWI has scheduled an outreach meeting with Evangeline and Allen Parishes for Tuesday, April 30th from 10:00 – 11:30 am in Ville Platte, LA (Evangeline Parish Courthouse, 200 Court St #104, Ville Platte, LA 70586).  I will be in attendance.  Additionally, the LWI proposes a meeting with Jefferson Davis and Acadia Parishes at 2pm on Tuesday, April 30th in Jennings, LA (Jefferson Davis

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Mermentau River Watershed – NRCS Photos & Articles

A few weeks ago, I stepped into the NRCS Field office in Jennings, LA, on recommendation from Tim & Bill Wild, friends and local farmers.  Bill is a Police Juryman for Jefferson Davis Parish and Tim is the current president of the Jefferson Davis Soil and Water Conservation District.  They both recommended I speak with Nikki McGee, a technician in NRCS office.  NIkki was in possession of historical studies of the Mermentau Watershed, according to

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Mermentau Watershed Map

As our research on available watershed literature continues, we thought a map would help to frame our discussions. Below is a Mermentau River Watershed map.  The watershed’s boundary was developed from the USGS National Hydrography Dataset, and is a combination of the Upper and Lower Mermentau Watersheds (HUC-8s).  The background is USGS topo map available online through a web server.  Also included for reference are Parish boundaries and labels.  Some things i found surprising: 1. All

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Thanks for Your Interest

Welcome You are here because of your interest in the future of the Mermentau River Watershed.  Though we all see natural environmental changes through the windows of our home, where our property meets the nearby landowner’s, as we enjoy our surrounding natural resources, or as those changes impact people in the regions and districts we serve; some of us are, or must be, more aware of those changes.  Our increased awareness and need for understanding

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