In this segment of the Spirit of Acadiana Scott Brazda reintroduces us to ReStore. Lafayette's Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a "vintage" store for home furnishes and appliances. This Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 ReStore is offering an electronics recycling day. They are accepting donations from 10am until 3pm. more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A property rights nonprofit says the federal government made an illegal land grab by designating 1,500 acres of private land in St. Tammany Parish as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog. An estimated 100 to 200 gopher frogs live in the wild in Mississippi,... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agricultural producers in 22 parishes may be eligible for financial assistance to create bird habitat on their land. A news release from Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers in... more »
State and federal biologists today released the first brown pelicans back into Louisiana coastal habitat since rescue and rehabilitation operations began following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The 15 pelicans were transported from the Bird Rehabilitation Center in Hammond and carefully off loaded on to Rabbit Island by... more »
GUEYDAN, La. (AP) - U.S. agriculture officials say a new program could compensate farmers for agricultural practices that provide habitat to wildlife. Scott Edwards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service says the program could pay farmers for creating mud flats in their fields, pumping water onto... more »
The crude disaster could impact migratory birds this fall and winter. So, incentives are being offered right now, to turn farmland into alternative habitats. More than 50-million migratory birds will be traveling south in the coming months. The new initiative will develop inland habitat using farmland in 8 states including... more »
Boogie Nights will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at City Club in River Ranch. The Lafayette Village People will perform at the event benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Performers include KATC's own Tom Voinche, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Terry Huval of LUS, Marcus Brown, Ben Berthelot, and councilman Keith Patin. more »