Louisiana’s cypress forests are a treasured
environmental resource and a frontline defense against hurricanes. So why does
the state allow loggers to turn the trees into wood chips? Read about the issue
in this week’s cover story, “Mulch Madness." In an article originally appearing
in Mother Jones magazine, writer Michael Behar teams up with Atchafalaya
Basinkeeper Dean Wilson, and takes a look at the ongoing struggle between
conservationists, loggers and landowners.
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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.