Join us for a great day of activities!
June 17, 2017 - Black Bayou Lake NWR & FoBB's 20 Year Anniversary Celebration
Join us for a great day of activities!
June 8 3-6pm - FoBB Volunteers will participate in KEDM Fundraiser,
Call in and help us raise critical funds for our local public radio station.
A note from Alexa Hickey, KEDM Member Services...
There are only a few things that I do regularly. One is listen to 90.3 KEDM. The other, is go to Black Bayou. My family has breathed in the sweet air on the pier, we have meditated in canoe with cypress trees, we have chased a deer on the trails, and we have peppered Nova with questions. For twenty years Friends of Black Bayou, (FoBB), has not only created, maintained, and supported Black Bayou, but been a tremendous friend to KEDM.
FoBB has stepped in once more to help KEDM for the Be the One Campaign. We are looking for 150 listeners to give $100. Be the One to help KEDM bring you a variety of stories from the diversity of the world we live in. Kris Kelley is a team leader, and would like your help in making FoBB team raise the most for the campaign. He and his team will be on air Thursday, June 8th from 3 to 6 pm. You may call at any time to donate, simply make sure to state you are giving for FoBB team. You can reach us at 318-342-5563 or online at kedm.org. Thank you and here is to another 20 years of friendship!
The 1st Annual Boogie at da' Bayou 5K Trail Run will kick off the events of Fall Celebration on October 14, 2017.
Running clubs and corporate sponsors are welcome to take part! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details and registration website coming soon!
For youth ages 9-17, this workshop will cover basic photography concepts, shooting, selecting and sharing of photographs taken during the workshop. Only basic devices (simple camera, phone or tablets are all fine) needed, the focus is on "Learning to See." Complete pre-registration below to sign up! Must be pre-registered by July 7th. A confirmation email will be sent with more information. Youth need to arrive at the Learning Center no later than 9am each day and are committed to all 3 days upon enrollment. This workshop is totally free and all printing, etc costs will be done by FoBB.
** Youth must be familiar with their device and will need to copy from camera card, email or text 3 photos each day for work submission. FoBB will provide basic internet access but is not responsible for any data or messaging charges from the child's phone/device.
Event: July 10-12th, 2017 9am-12noon, with showcase July 17th at 6:30PM
Event Address: Conservation Learning Center, Black Bayou Lake NWR,
480 Richland Pl, Monroe, LA 71203
Contact us for more information: email@example.com
Event Flyer HERE
Pre-register online: https://goo.gl/forms/OBOuT5NERicqL2sw1
Last full moon walk until fall. Since we got rained out last month, we are going to try one last time.
Join Friends of Black Bayou Saturday May 6th for our kick-off fundraiser to benefit the extensive expansion of planted wildflowers at the refuge!
Saturday May 6th the Friends of Black Bayou will be selling grilled sausage lunches outside Brookshire's N 18th Street for only $5!
We need your help to spread the word on our kick-off fundraiser:
Come grab a great lunch and support an awesome cause!
Hope to see you there!
A little birdie has told us .... the date for the annual Friends of Black Bayou Lake NWR Fall Celebration has been decided! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM and get ready for a wonder-filled, fun day at the refuge. Make plans to attend.
As always, there will be food, games, canoe trips, education, and winning photos on display from the Photo Contest, and lots more.
If you are interested in setting up a booth, or want to participate, please contact FoBB president, Kris Kelley to let him know at (318) 680-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
His talk will focus talk on the Spiny Softshells in the Lake, but mention other critters as well. (See HERE for a flyer with information on his new book on Louisiana Amphibians and Reptiles.) Please mark your calendars for this excellent event!
10AM - 3-5 Year Old Kids Program on Pollinators
11AM - 6-12 Year Old Kids Program on Pollinators
Call refuge for more information 318-387-1114