but somebody’s gotta do it and I love taking them to do it!
We meet early in the morning at the landing . . .
Load up all the volunteer planters and all the plants and chests of water
During the hour-long journey, we see some interesting sights–especially if you’ve never been to coastal Louisiana before. Sights like this camp out in the middle of the nowhere marsh! It has a very fitting name . . .
Isn’t that hilarious? Camp Bayou Self!!!!
Once at the sight, we get brief instructions about how to pair up, dig the holes, and insert the plants. It goes quickly and each pair should be able to plant 100 plants.
This is only one containment area of newly dredged sediment. This area has washed out and sediment is being sucked from a nearby lake
and pumped through these huge pipes into the area being built up.
Our job is to expedite the settling of these containment areas by planting spartina patens and spartina alterniflora, two types of marsh grass.
In coordination with Terrebonne Parish, BTNEP, and Bayou Grace, we hope to be doing more and more of these plantings as part of Wetland Tours. If you can’t come down for a planting, consider making a donation and earmarking it for marsh grass plantings. That is a substantial way you can help the bayou people.