outdoors

ULM Wesley Foundation

Thursday September 14th, the University of Louisiana Monroe's Wesley Foundation is holding its annual Sportsman's Auction. This fundraiser will take place at Lea Joyner Church in Monroe from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be filled with items for all outdoorsmen.

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Shannon Rider from Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement shares information on the different types of mosquitoes in our area and how to steer clear of bites this mosquito season.

When trying to avoid mosquitoes, it is important to take action. Shannon shares that wearing longer sleeves, lighter colors, EPA approved repellant, and avoiding scented lotions and perfumes can all help keep the mosquitoes away. Making sure that there is no standing water around you house in buckets or other containers can also help reduce the amount of mosquitoes around your house.

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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.

Starr Homeplace present their last Community Day of the season this Saturday October 8th. Community Days allow the people of Northeast Louisiana to come together and enjoy the outdoors and reflect on a simpler time of life.