May 11, 2010 10:59 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Nicholls State Responds to Gulf Oil Spill

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Nicholls State University is offering
several services in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Associate professor Quenton Fontenot says the Louisiana Native
Plant Initiative has set aside 3,000 mangrove plants to help with
coastal restoration. The initiative operates in part at the
Nicholls farm.
He says university personnel are preparing a couple of acres at
the farm to cultivate additional coastal plants that could be used
in wetlands restoration.
Fontenot says the university also has given permission to
provide space at the farm for a temporary, animal rehabilitation


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