CHALMETTE, LA – St. Bernard Parish Government and its partners completed the parish’s third annual black mangrove planting on April 12th. The total number of black mangroves that have been planted in the Biloxi Marsh since 2016 now exceeds 3,150.
Program partners include:
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation
Lake Eugenie Land and Development, Incorporated
American Fly Fishing Trade Association
Save Louisiana Coalition
Low Tide Charters
Anglers Benefitting Louisiana’s Estuaries
Nicholls State University
Nunez Community College
Chalmette High School
LSU Ag Center
Louisiana Sea Grant
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office
Chalmette High students made up the largest portion of volunteers during this year’s event. Representatives from Jefferson Parish Government and Plaquemines Parish Government also participated. The black mangroves planted this year were raised in greenhouses at Chalmette High and Docville since November 2017. An additional 2,000 black mangroves were potted in November 2018 in preparation for the 4th annual black mangrove planting, which is tentatively scheduled for April, 2020.