In the days leading up to this year's hurricane season, America's Wetland Foundation is hosting a series of events in hopes of raising national awareness of the loss of coastal wetlands and the need for its restoration.
Storm Warning IV: Last Stand for America's Wetland will kick off on May 30 - with a free riverfront concert in New Orleans with Irma Thomas and Rockin' Dopsie Jr. (and others yet to be named) - and will last for three days. There will also be a flotilla parade on the intracoastal canal, a summit on coastal issues in Lake Charles, and a 24-hour public rally.
In a press conference in New Orleans yesterday, R. King Milling, chair of the America's Wertland Foundation, said the event will celebration Louisiana's culture, heritage, and land, as well as take a serious look at the problem of coastal erosion. "We live on the edge of this crisis, and we have a responsibility to raise awareness and educate others about what's happening here so they can help us do everything we can to stop it."
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.