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St. Bernard Parish News

Posted on: April 18, 2019

Over 900 black mangroves planted in the Biloxi Marsh

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 The total number of black mangroves that have been planted in the Biloxi Marsh since 2016 now exceeds 3,150. Program partners include:

Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation

Lake Eugenie Land and Development, Incorporated

Orvis

American Fly Fishing Trade Association

Save Louisiana Coalition

Low Tide Charters

Anglers Benefitting Louisiana’s Estuaries

Nicholls State University

Nunez Community College

Chalmette High School

LSU Ag Center

Louisiana Sea Grant

Meraux Foundation

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office


Chalmette High students made up the largest portion of volunteers during this year’s event. Representatives from Jefferson Parish Government and Plaquemines Parish Government also participated. The black mangroves planted this year were raised in greenhouses at Chalmette High and Docville since November 2017. An additional 2,000 black mangroves were potted in November 2018 in preparation for the 4th annual black mangrove planting, which is tentatively scheduled for April 2020.



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