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Video: Work and play day at Louisiana Wildlife Refuge

If you've never ventured into the wilderness lying at New Orleans' door, then consider a long-overdue trek to one of the eight Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. And a good place to head for both work and play on Saturday is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bayou Lacombe Centre, where a little sweat equity will earn you a canoe outing.

The “work” portion of the center's monthly “Work/Play Day” will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon, with volunteers maintaining the garden and clearing trails. The Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges will provide volunteers with a light lunch, followed by the “play” portion of the day, a canoe outing with refuge staff on scenic Bayou Lacombe for those interested. I order to plan lunch, please let David Stoughton know by Thursday that you are coming at 985-882-2025 or [email protected].

Meanwhile, learn more about southeast Louisiana's wildlife habitats and their educational outreach programs with the following short film produced, directed, shot, and edited by University of New Orleans film student Kelsey Brooks.

The Film and Theatre Department of UNO and NolaVie present this series of short films produced by the students in Laszlo Fulop's documentary class. Read Renee Peck's column about the program here.