Nature Conservancy visitor center opens at Lake Martin
The building by architect Eddie Cazayoux is designed to be energy efficient; the outbuildings are almost entirely passive solar constructions. The opening coincides with the population of the ibis and egret rookery at Lake Martin.
“You should come see it right now,” says Kacy Kobrin, Cypress Island program manager. "Spring has sprung at Lake Martin. The rookery is in full bloom as thousands of Great Egrets tend to their nests, several pairs of Roseate Spoonbills may be seen from the road, and hundreds of pairs of the 'little' birds – Little Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Tricolored Herons – are engaged in courtship display and nest building."
In addition to the visitor and information center, there are bathrooms and a picnic pavilion, as well as a boardwalk that extends out into Lake Martin. Hours are 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on weekends, and will be expanding as the season goes on. For more information, call 342-2475.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
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