Black Bayou Lake NWR

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Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the Annual Summer Solstice Paddle June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the refuge. The after-hours paddle celebrates the beginning of summer.

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The Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is having Forester Chris Foster lead the Invasive Species Walk and Talk Saturday, March 2 from 10-2.

Chris Foster, a forester at the North Louisiana Refuges Complex, is hosting the walk and talk to raise awareness about the invasive species present in the Northeast Louisiana region. Many people know about the kudzu issue, but there are several other species threatening local waterways and plant life.

New Enviromental Group Starts In NELA

Jan 4, 2018
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The northeast corner of the State of Louisiana now has a chapter of Louisiana Master Naturalists, a statewide environmental education and conservation organization. The first quarterly meeting of 2018 is January 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center.

Chris Doffitt of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will speak to the group about the Louisiana Natural Areas Registry program. A business meeting will follow.

Leoniods and Leave No Trace

Nov 16, 2017
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Subaru's Leave No Trace Traveling Trainings have made their way to Louisiana to help promote outdoor ethics and safe interactions with wildlife. The trainers, Amanda Jameson and Junaid Dawad, will be at the Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge on Friday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Black Bayou Rings in Fall

Oct 10, 2017
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The National Wildlife Refuge Week comes to a close Saturday, October 14th, and Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge will be ending it with its twentieth annual Fall Celebration. The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with a fun run/walk and other activities beginning at 10 a.m. 

Celebrating 20 Years with Black Bayou

Jun 7, 2017
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Saturday June 17th, the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the refuge. The celebration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with interactive activities for children and adults.

Black Bayou became a refuge in 1997 and has been serving the community by providing a scenic place for families to enjoy the wildlife and learn about Louisiana's biodiversity. The refuge has 5,000 acres of wildlife including 2,500 acres of lake. Visitors can walk the trails, go hunting or fishing, and admire the wildflower fields at the refuge.

Local and Global Musicians Collide for Bayou Music Festival

May 30, 2017
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The second annual New Music on the Bayou Festival is providing four days full of new music in Northeast Louisiana. Wednesday May 31st, through Saturday June 3rd, there will be seven concerts spread throughout Ruston and Monroe showcasing music composed around the world and performed by local artists.

Celebrating Spring with Black Bayou

Apr 10, 2017
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This Saturday, April 15th Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is combining Earth Day, Migratory Bird Day, and Tax Day into one Spring Celebration. The Celebration will be held from 10: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the refuge.

The celebration will include an egg hunt, the turning of the blue goose, a ribbon cutting, a paddle board demonstrations by H2GO, and many fun activities for kids. Dale Barry will be there as a special guest with his hawk, Delhi along with the Forestry Club from Louisiana Tech University.

Fighting the Invaders

Feb 22, 2017
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Thursday, February 23rd Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge's forester, Chris Foster, will be giving a talk on local invasive species. The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Bayou education center.

Traveling to Leave No Trace

Nov 9, 2016
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Traveling around the country in a Subaru, Amanda Neiman and Gregory Smith are Subaru Traveling Trainers for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. This Saturday, November 12th at 10 a.m. in the Black Bayou Educational Center, they will be speaking on  techniques and common sense reminders about conserving the environment.

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