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RESCHEDULED: Elmer’s Island Beach Sweep, Is Now Saturday, June 2, 2012

RESCHEDULED: Elmer’s Island Beach Sweep, Saturday, June 2, 2012

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. Bring sunscreen and a smile! Lunch, water, and gloves will be provided.

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

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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