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2012

Red River Watershed Management Institute Plans Dedication and Open House

May 17, 2012

The Red River Watershed Management Institute will dedicate the Anderson Watershed Research Station and the Jay Greenleaf Watershed Outreach Classroom on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the LSUS Watershed Research Station.

The Station borders the oxbow lake, Old River Lake, at the Red River Education and Research Park and features an indoor classroom, covered porch for outdoor education, a laboratory, office and restrooms.

The Red River Watershed Management Institute is a consortium of LSUS faculty working in partnership with local, state, and federal government agencies, environmental organizations and other stakeholders collaborating in research, education and community service/outreach related to watershed management. The Institute provides information critical for developing resource management strategies focusing on the natural resources and biological diversity within the Red River Watershed.

In 2009, Anderson Oil and Gas contributed $100,000 for the construction of the Institute's field station facility. Greenleaf was the Chief Financial Officer at Anderson Oil and Gas and passed away last summer. The Outreach Classroom at the Station will be dedicated in his memory.

After the dedication ceremony, the Station will be open for the public to tour. For more information on the Institute, contact Gary Hanson, Director, at 318-797-5215

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Click here for a map to the facility.

Media Contact: Jennifer Steadman, 318.797.5108 (jennifer.steadman@lsus.edu)