Maurepas Swamp, Part 2 — 6 Comments

  1. I keep hoping that someday, I’ll get to come back thru some of the wetlands/swamps in LA. I remember seeing some of them as my aunt and uncle drove thru them on our way to a revival in the southern part of Mississippi. To a child, with the sun setting, they were mysterious, dark, dangerous and filled with hidden treasures. It has been over 50 years and reading your article brought those memories back. Thank you.

    • It would be so nice if you could visit again, but I fear things have changed drastically in 50 years . . . a lot less beauty to behold where swamps are concerned, due to saltwater intrusion and other causes. But glad the piece brought those memories back for you. Happy New Year, Cam!

  2. Your stories are always a breath of fresh air. I hope you and your family and your surroundings have a wonderful New Year.

    Keep us up to date on what’s going on.

    Jeri Petersen

    • Happy New Year, Jeri! I’m pleased you enjoyed this piece. It’s just more formal than my freestyle blog pieces! Since this swamp is a two-hour drive from me, I probably won’t be kept in the loop of this project, which may take five more years to complete, so I can’t really keep us in the loop, so to speak. Many changes coming for my bayou community, too, which I will touch on later in the year. Thanks for being here!

  3. They have known about it’s slow death for years. Now they need to get their heads out of their paperwork (bet you thought I was going to type something else) and DO something! I don’t know about you, but I get tired of hearing about doing “studies“ or forming a committee of politicians to stick their noses into something they know absolutely nothing about. They just THROW resources for study after study. The Swamp is beautiful and I hope something is done to preserve it.
    Ok my rant is over for 2017!
    Happy New Year, Wendy!

    • You’re preaching to the choir, sister, as I live and breathe it every day. This swamp, in a round about way, also protects your home! Keep in mind that those who study continue to have a job as long as those studies continue, no matter how fruitless and futile they are! This project will take place, and hopefully, it will help restore it to a healthier status. Warning: There’s one more piece in this series of three yet to be published. I’ll share when the time comes. Happy New Year, Steffi!

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