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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, February 23, 2012  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • USGS Communications Products Receive Awards: A USGS National Wetlands Research Center product edited, designed, and produced by the USGS Lafayette Publishing Service Center recently received an award from the Houston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. “Amphibian Monitoring in the Atchafalaya Basin” (USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3056) authored by Hardin Waddle received an Award of Excellence. “Partners in Restoration” and “2009 CWPPRA Report to Congress,” also edited, designed, and produced by the Lafayette PSC, received an Award of Distinguished and Best in Show. They are publications of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Task Force, whose outreach staff is based at NWRC. Publications in the regional competition were submitted from various groups and companies, including Weatherford and Chevron. (Beth Vairin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8551)
  • NWRC Hosts Seminar in Honor of National African American History Month: The USGS National Wetlands Research Center will host a seminar honoring National African American History Month on February 27, 2012. Sherry T. Broussard will discuss research related to her recently released book, “Images of America: African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana.” Broussard’s book is a collection of over 200 photographs that display the heroes and heroines of Southwest Louisiana. Due to the diverse culture of Southwest Louisiana, Broussard’s collection features the people who describe themselves as African Americans, Creoles, mulattoes, and blacks. The diversity experienced by these many cultures can be experienced through their distinct arts, food, music, and crafts. The NWRC library is also featuring an informational display as part of the celebration. (Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

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