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LaNERR Public Town Hall Meetings Slated

UPDATE: The LaNERR Site Development Committee has decided to cancel the upcoming Town Hall Meetings scheduled for September due to Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in Louisiana. At this time we do not know when the meetings will be rescheduled. We encourage you to sign up for the e-mail listserv to stay informed of updates.


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LaNERR Public Town Hall Meetings Slated (Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve): The search for a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Louisiana wants to involve you! (go to )

The LaNERR Site Development Committee will be hosting a series of TOWN HALL MEETINGS to provide information on three alternative sites that have been proposed: Atchafalaya Basin, Barataria Basin, and Pontchartrain Basin. Town Hall meetings have been organized (virtual attendance only) for each of the three sites. See the schedule summary that describes three time and date opportunities available for each site. Webinar links are specific to each of the Town Hall Meetings and are provided below the schedule summary.

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a network of estuarine areas representative of the various biogeographic regions in the United States. Reserves are established for long-term research, education, stewardship, and interpretation to promote informed management of the nation’s estuaries and coastal habitats. A reserve represents a partnership program between NOAA and coastal states. NOAA will provide funding and national guidance, and each site is managed on a daily basis by a lead state agency with input from local partners.

Virtual Attendance Only by using the Webinar Links provided below. Registration is required when you click on the respective Town Hall Meeting webinar link.

Town Hall Schedule:

Note: Registration will be required when you join the webinar link

Atchafalaya Basin Site:
• Wednesday, September 8 6-8pm Join this webinar
• Tuesday, September 14 12-2pm Join this webinar
• Thursday, September 16 6-8pm Join this webinar
Barataria Basin Site:
• Tuesday, September 7 6-8pm Join this webinar
• Thursday, September 9 12-2pm Join this webinar
• Monday, September 13 6-8pm Join this webinar
Pontchartrain Basin Site:
• Tuesday, September 7 12-2pm Join this webinar
• Friday, September 10 6-8pm Join this webinar
• Wednesday, September 15 6-8pm Join this webinar