Wetlands Snapshot

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4-H members Emma Bush, Laura Borders, Kailey Echols and Kyrah Snoddy pose with the marsh grass plugs they harvested for the marsh grass planting stewardship project during Marsh Maneuvers. Photos provided by the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program

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4-H members Laura Borders and Kailey Echols throw cast nets during Marsh Maneuvers after a quick lesson from Mark Shirley, the camp co-director.

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Wetland Ambassador Dani Thibodeaux, right, teaches elementary students how to identify a tupelo gum tree during one of the wetlands field trips hosted at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, Louisiana.

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Wetland Ambassador Emma Bush pours muddy water into the wetlands filter model to test out how well it filters water during a field trip hosted at Camp Grant Walker.

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Wetland Ambassador Mary Bollich collects recycled oyster shells that will be bagged to create living shoreline along the Louisiana coast during a service project at the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana headquarters in Violet, Louisiana.

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Wetland Ambassadors Valarie Patin, Dani Thibodeaux, Alyssa Vice and Hannah Worsham look over at the Mississippi River from the observation tower at Docville Farm in Violet, Louisiana, during the Wetland Ambassadors’ summer retreat.

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Wetland Ambassadors listen to Louisiana Sea Grant Extension Agent Dominque Seibert talk about the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier during an airboat tour of the Central Wetlands Unit in St. Bernard Parish.

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Wetland Ambassadors sort through oyster shells, prepare the bagging tubes and create oyster shell bags with 4-H Department Head Todd Tarifa at the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana headquarters in Violet, Louisiana, as part of a service project during the Wetland Ambassadors’ summer retreat.

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4-H members pull smooth cordgrass plugs from a healthy stand along Bayou Petite Anse that they will later plant in a degraded area to create marsh during the stewardship project at Marsh Maneuvers.

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Wetland Ambassadors Alyssa Vice, Mason Babin and Dani Thibodeaux sort through recycled oyster shells to pick out litter before scooping the shells into mesh bags at the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana headquarters in Violet, Louisiana.

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