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RESCHEDULED: Volunteer for Elmer's Island Beach Sweep, June 2nd

May 21, 2012 1:00 PM

Join us at the beach! Volunteers are needed for Elmer’s Island Summer Beach Sweep on Saturday June 2, 2012, 8AM to Noon. Enjoy a morning on the beach and in the dunes while cleaning up Elmer's Island.

What to bring and expect: It may be hot and there will be limited shade. Elmer’s Island is remote; the Back Bay area is very wet and muddy. Dress accordingly. Bring sunscreen and a smile! Lunch, water, and gloves will be provided.

For information, contact Rebecca Triche at or call 225-344-6707.

Sponsored by Barefoot Wine, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Elmer’s Island Refuge is a barrier island located in Jefferson Parish southwest of Grand Isle, bordered by LA 1 and the Gulf of Mexico. The area includes a tidal zone, natural and restored dunes, and an expanse of open area leading to the back bay. The island is well known for the excellent fishing opportunities it has provided over the years for many popular species such as speckled trout, white trout, flounder, redfish, King Fish, black drum, croaker, spanish mackerel and many other species that frequent the State's coastal beaches and passes. It also provides non-consumptive outdoor opportunities to observe wading, shore and seabirds as well as coastal marine life. There are no buildings or facilities on the island, and any visitors are required to carry out everything they bring onto the property.

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