This event is free to the public -- even the food! The Friends of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge give back to the community in many ways, and the Fall Festival is one of the most visible. Enjoy the day today while there are a LOT of people, and come to visit again on another day, when you'll experience a quieter refuge, and hear lots of birds and animal sounds... and more..
Just an update on the many things happening at Black Bayou.
1st Saturday Program for Kids is September 2: 10AM for 3-5 year olds, 11AM 6-12 Year olds
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Water Sweep is September 9th. We could sure use your help at Black Bayou! Sign-up now online at http://watersweep.org/register.html?
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FWS is starting a new Refuge Krewe!
Next month we will be starting a new volunteer training program, recruiting people for the Refuge Krewe! If you want to learn more and help protect refuge and enjoy talking with people, we can use your help. Training will start either Sept 26th or Sept 28th. Details below and you can email Nova_Clarke@fws.gov if you have questions or want to sign up.
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Monthly Friends Meeting – Sponsored by Ouachita Valley ACS September 18th at 6:30pm
This month’s Friends of Black Bayou meeting at the Visitor's Center will be sponsored by the Ouachita Valley of American Chemical Society. Kristopher Kelley will present on nutrient flow in the water shed in addition to all the other neat updates on the happens at Black Bayou. Come visit with new Friends and find out more!
Don’t forget to sign-up for our 5K fun run/walk! More information is online at:
Photo contest is now open for submissions! More information is online at:
Mat’s are available in the Nature Store at Black Bayou!
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Next Meeting: Friday, Aug 25th 12noon at the West Monroe Chamber of Commerce
All are invited to attend this great event!
Friends of Black Bayou will be helping this Northeast Chapter of LMN get started and we invite you to participate! Find out more online at: https://louisianamasternaturalistsnortheast.com
The Friends of Black Bayou Nature Store has sold out of Senior Passes at this time. But there is still time to get your pass!
The rates are scheduled are scheduled to change on August 28th so do not delay in placing your order if you are over 62 years old!
Currently the passes are available locally at the US Corps of Engineers office on South Grand Street. Call: 318-322-6391 for more information.
You may also purchase them online at the USGS.gov store with an additional processing fee of $10: https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass
The 1st Annual Boogie at da' Bayou 5K Trail Run will kick off the events of Fall Celebration on October 14, 2017. Registration is now open!
Running clubs and corporate sponsors are welcome to take part! For more information, please contact email@example.com.
More details and registration are available online! Click Here
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 REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Flyer HERE
Pre-register online: Event Registration Now Closed
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!
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!
Events at the Refuge
There's always something happening at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge.