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Late October/Early November Calendar from Mayor's Office of Environmental Affairs

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  • Bart Everson
    FROM THE MAYOR S OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS Dates (descriptions follow) Oct. 18th Too Much, Too Early; Puberty, Culture, and the Environment Oct. 18th
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2001
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      FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

      Dates (descriptions follow)
      Oct. 18th "Too Much, Too Early; Puberty, Culture, and the Environment"
      Oct. 18th Environmental Happy Hour
      Oct. 18th Hormone Salon: Living Healthy in Today's Environment
      Oct. 20th Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr. Lehman Ellis
      Oct. 20th One Day Paddle led by Byron Almquist
      Oct. 20th-21st Fall Garden Show, City Park Botanical Gardens
      Oct. 22nd Scoping Meeting by Minerals Management Service
      Oct. 23rd Mark Davis speaking on Louisiana's Coast
      Oct. 24th-25th Symposium: "Protecting, Restoring and Enhancing Coastal
      Resources"
      Oct. 26th Environmental Breakfast on Climate Change/Climate Protection
      Oct. 27th Coastal Wetlands Workshop on the Chenier Plain and Grand
      Chenier
      Oct. 27th Author Signing and Talk: "Saving Louisiana? The Battle for
      Coastal Wetlands"
      Oct. 27th Environmental Health Month at the Nature Center: "The Great
      Outdoors"
      Oct. 27th Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr. Peter Yaukey
      Oct. 27th Moonlight Paddle and Cookout at Honey Island Swamp.
      Oct. 27th Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club demonstration
      Nov. 3rd Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr. Robert D.
      Purrington
      Nov. 3rd Things with Wings-Louisiana Nature Center program
      Nov. 10th Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr. Lehman Ellis
      Nov. 17th Louisiana Environmental Action Network Annual Conference
      Nov. 17th Armed and Dangerous-Louisiana Nature Center program

      Details

      Wednesday, October 18: "Too Much, Too Early; Puberty, Culture, and the
      Environment" is the title of the Tulane/Xavier Center for
      Bioenvironmental Research's 5th Annual Lecture on Women and the
      Environment, 11:40 am in the Tulane Medical School Auditorium, Room
      1001. The lecturer is by Marcia E. Herman-Giddens, PA, MPH, DrPH, North
      Carolina Advocacy Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
      Hill. For more information, please contact Charles Allen at
      504-988-6612 or callen3@....

      Wednesday, October 18: Environmental Happy Hour: Tree Huggers and
      others! The enviro happy hour has been moved to the Balcony Bar, 1104
      Harmony Street at Magazine. Thursday drink specials and great bar
      food. Come one, come all for the happy hour that celebrates all things
      environmental. Really though, it's just an excuse to get together,
      share stories and hang out. So if you work on environmental issues,
      lead canoe trips, or simply like to drink Abita in the company of
      good-hearted folks, please come on out. The date for the happy hour is
      now the third Thursday of every month. Mark it on your calendar now! 6
      pm until whenever. Bring your friends. ?'s -- call Aaron, U.S. Public
      Interest Research Group, U.S. PIRG -- Gulf States Field Office,
      504-259-7664.

      Wednesday, October 18: Hormone Salon: Living Healthy in Today's
      Environment hosted by the CBR in conjunction with its e.hormone 2001
      symposium, from 7-9pm in room 111A of the J. Bennett Johnston Health and
      Environmental Research Building on Tulane Avenue (next to Tulane Medical
      School). This program will provide information about hormones and how
      they affect human health. International and local experts will
      introduce key issues, hold a panel discussion and address questions from
      the audience. For more information, please contact Charles Allen at
      504-988-6612 or callen3@....

      Saturday, October 20: Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr.
      Lehman Ellis of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 8am to 11am. Join an
      expert birder for informal discussion and birding walks in Algier's
      Brechtel Park, 4401 Lennox Boulevard. Topics will include bird
      migration, natural habitat requirements of migrant birds, and managing
      park and garden birds. Participants should bring binoculars, water,
      insect repellant, and proper footwear and clothing. For more
      information, please contact the New Orleans Department of Parks and
      Parkways at 504-285-2100.

      Saturday, October 20: One Day Paddle led by Byron Almquist into a fresh
      water marsh sustained by the Caenarvon Diversion Project -the siphoning
      of Mississippi River water into the marshes of Plaquemine Parish.
      Sponsored by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, this is the first
      of nine monthly educational outings to various "corners" of the lake
      basin. The outings are open to the public who join the Foundation. The
      annual fee is $25 per person or $50 for a family. To join by credit
      card, call the Foundation's business office at 504 836-7119. This is
      the third year of this program which was originally funded by an EPA
      grant. Beginning this year, there will be a $10 fee per adult
      participant to defer the expenses of the outing. To make a
      reservation, email Byron at byron@....

      Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21: Fall Garden Show Come and see plant and
      Garden Products Exhibits, Educational Programs, Kids Activities Area,
      and Plant and Garden Product Sales Area. New Orleans Botanical Garden,
      Victory Avenue, City Park 10am-5pm. Admission $6-adults, $2-Children
      5-12 Free-Children under 5 and Friends of City Park. Sponsored by the
      LSU Agricultural Center in cooperation with Metro Area Horticulture
      Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

      Monday, October 22: Scoping Meeting by Minerals Management Service to
      collect information and public input on actions, alternatives, and
      impacts to be considered in the draft environmental impact statement
      (EIS) for nine proposed area wide oil and gas lease sales. The sales
      are scheduled for 2003-2007 in the draft proposed Outer Continental
      Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2002-2007. These nine offshore lease
      sales will constitute a significant part of the national energy
      strategy. Leases from previous sales in the area now produce about 28%
      of all domestically produced oil and gas. Currently, there are about
      4,000 producing platforms on the Gulf OCS. Comments may also be
      submitted in writing. For further information, please contact Mr.
      Joseph Christopher, MMS, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region (MS 5410), 1201
      Elmwood Park Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70123-2394, phone 504-736-2774.

      Tuesday, October 23: Mark Davis, Executive Director of the Coalition to
      Save Coastal Louisiana, and a member of Governor Foster's Task Force,
      will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6650 Fleur de Lis, from
      5:30 to 7pm. This event is hosted by the New Orleans League of Women
      Voters. Please call their office at 581-9106 for more information.

      Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 & 25: Symposium: "Protecting,
      Restoring and Enhancing Coastal Resources" will be held at the Best
      Western Hotel Acadiana in Lafayette, LA. Howard Marlowe of the American
      Coastal Coalition will be the keynote speaker. For more information
      contact Jon Truxillo at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources at
      225-342-3394 or 800-267-4019 or jont@.... You can register
      online at www.savelawetlands.org.

      Friday, October 26: Environmental Breakfast on Climate Change/Climate
      Protection, 7:45-9:15am, UNO University Center, 2nd Floor. Panelists
      will discuss the newly released report by the Union of Concerned
      Scientists, greenhouse gas reduction measures in city government, and
      the state take on climate change. Call the Office of Environmental
      Affairs for more information: 565-8115.

      Saturday, October 27: Coastal Wetlands Workshop on the Chenier Plain
      and Grand Chenier, 8am to 5pm. Explore the Chenier Plain's shoreline,
      oak ridges and marshes. See shoreline protection and marsh restoration
      first hand. Open to interested adults. Workshop fee of $50 includes
      boat tour, land tours, speaker presentations, discussion, lunch and
      afternoon refreshments. To register, call toll free: Coalition to
      Restore Coastal Louisiana at 1-888-LA-COAST (1-888-522-6278) or check
      out the website at www.crcl.org.

      Saturday, October 27: Author Signing and Talk: "Saving Louisiana? The
      Battle for Coastal Wetlands" at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New
      Orleans, 1pm. Please call 504-899-READ (7323) for more information, or
      check out the website at www.octaviabooks.com.

      Saturday, October 27: Environmental Health Month at the Nature
      Center-The Great Outdoors, Health concerns and problems important to
      those who enjoy outdoor recreation will be the focus of this day,
      including information about and activities on toxic plants, venomous
      animals, tick and mosquito borne illnesses, fire ants, and boating
      safety. Programs are free with General Admission, for more info. Call
      (504) 378-4116.

      Saturday, October 27: Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr.
      Peter Yaukey of the University of New Orleans, 8am to 11am. Join an
      expert birder for informal discussion and birding walks in Algier's
      Brechtel Park, 4401 Lennox Boulevard. Topics will include bird
      migration, natural habitat requirements of migrant birds, and managing
      park and garden birds. Participants should bring binoculars, water,
      insect repellant, and proper footwear and clothing. For more
      information, please contact the New Orleans Department of Parks and
      Parkways at 504-285-2100.

      Saturday, October 27: Moonlight Paddle and Cookout at Honey Island
      Swamp. This is the second of the fall series of visits to this nearby
      bottomland hardwood forest. The group will meet at 3 pm, convoy to a
      public launch, paddle into the heart of Honey Island Swamp during the
      daylight, then dine by lantern light and then exit the swamp by
      moonlight. The fee for the guide service, the canoes and the meal is
      $35 for one paddler or $65 for two. Byron Almquist has led these trips
      for many years. Please contact him at 504-238-9400 or
      byron@... for registration and information, or visit the
      website at www.canoeandtrail.com.

      Saturday, October 27: Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club demonstration day
      at Riverside Park in Madisonville. Members will bring their personal
      canoes and kayaks for anyone to try out on the Tchefunte River. Please
      contact Byron Almquist at 504-238-9400 or byron@... for
      more information, or visit the website at www.canoeandtrail.com.

      Saturday, November 3: Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr.
      Robert D. Purrington of Tulane University, 8am to 11am. Join an expert
      birder for informal discussion and birding walks in Algier's Brechtel
      Park, 4401 Lennox Boulevard. Topics will include bird migration,
      natural habitat requirements of migrant birds, and managing park and
      garden birds. Participants should bring binoculars, water, insect
      repellant, and proper footwear and clothing. For more information,
      please contact the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways at
      504-285-2100.

      Saturday, November 3: Things with Wings, Louisiana Nature Center
      program for children 8-12 and their parent or caregiver, 10am to noon.
      Fee for members is $12.to for parent and one child and $2.50 for each
      additional child. The non-member fee is $15 for one child/parent pair
      and $5 for each additional child. Prices include admission. Reserve
      your space at 504-378-4116 by Friday, November 2.

      Saturday, November 10: Bird Watching at Brechtel Park, hosted by Dr.
      Lehman Ellis of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 8am to 11am. Join an
      expert birder for informal discussion and birding walks in Algier's
      Brechtel Park, 4401 Lennox Boulevard. Topics will include bird
      migration, natural habitat requirements of migrant birds, and managing
      park and garden birds. Participants should bring binoculars, water,
      insect repellant, and proper footwear and clothing. For more
      information, please contact the New Orleans Department of Parks and
      Parkways at 504-285-2100.

      Saturday, November 17: Louisiana Environmental Action Network Annual
      Conference, 9am in Baton Rouge. More information to follow, or call
      225-928-1315 for details.

      Saturday, November 17: Armed and Dangerous, Louisiana Nature Center,
      Joe Brown Park, 1-2pm, program free with General Admission. Learn how
      some ferocious critters defend themselves or devour others in this
      hands-on experience. For more information call 504-378-4116.


      Announcements

      · The Tulane Environmental Law Clinic recently launched a new website.
      Visit the clinic at: www.tulane.edu/~telc

      · The Northwest Institute offers the following four courses for groups
      of 8-12 people: "Choices for Sustainable Living," "Exploring Deep
      Ecology and Related Issues," "Voluntary Simplicity," and "Discovering a
      Sense of Place." The intent of the courses is to allow participants, in
      a supportive group, to meet with a sense of purpose. There they have
      occasion to ask deeper questions of themselves related to their core
      values, attitudes, and lifestyles. For more information on how to
      schedule a class in your area, can contact Darlene Reeves at (504)
      885-8518 or email dayreaves@....
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