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LaNERR: Town Hall Meetings

LaNERR: Town Hall Meetings

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The search for a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Louisiana wants to involve you!

The LaNERR Site Development Committee will host a series of town hall meetings to provide information on three possible sites: Atchafalaya Basin, Barataria Basin and Pontchartrain Basin. Three town hall meetings (virtual and hybrid) have been organized for each site. Webinar links below are specific to each town hall meeting. The public is encouraged to participate.

Virtual meetings are strictly online. Hybrid town hall meetings can be attended either in-person or online. Registration is required for online participation. To register, click the link of the meeting you want to attend.

Town Hall Schedule:

Atchafalaya Basin

Date Time Attendance Info
Wednesday, February 2 12-2pm Join this Webinar (virtual only)
Tuesday, February 8 6-8pm Join this Webinar OR Join in-person at
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium –
728 Myrtle St. in Morgan City
Thursday, February 10 6-8pm Join this Webinar OR Join in-person at
Sliman Theatre for the Performing Arts –
129 E. Main St. in New Iberia

Barataria Basin

Date Time Attendance Info
Monday, February 7 6-8pm Join this Webinar OR Join in-person at
Lafitte Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace –
4917 City Park Drive in Lafitte
Wednesday, February 9 12-2pm Join this Webinar (virtual only)
Wednesday, February 9 6-8pm Join this Webinar (virtual only)

Pontchartrain Basin

Date Time Attendance Info
Tuesday, February 1 6-8pm Join this Webinar OR Join in-person at
Southeastern Student Union Annex – Theater (2nd
floor) in Hammond (parking at the corner of Ned
McGehee Drive and North Oak Street)
Thursday, February 3 6-8pm Join this Webinar (virtual only)
Friday, February 11 12-2pm Join this Webinar OR Join in-person at the Geoghegan Grand Ballroom located at UNO’s Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center in New Orleans

Agenda for Each Town Hall Meeting:

    1. What is a National Estuarine Research Reserve System – Kristin Ransom, NOAA
    2. Introduction to LaNERR Process – Robert Twilley, Professor, LSU
    3. Presentation by the specific LaNERR Alternative Site Team
    4. Public Q&A; Also questionnaire for public to provide feedback
    5. Adjourn