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MEMORANDUM

From: Linda Broussard
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, April 5, 2012  

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • Lafayette Consolidated Government Officials Tour NWRC: Staff and board members of Le Centre International de Lafayette, a division of the Executive Office of the Lafayette Consolidated Government, toured the USGS National Wetlands Research Center on March 30. A variety of trade-related resources are located in Le Centre International, allowing optimal interaction with local and visiting foreign trade development officials and business people. (Gabrielle Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

  • NWRC Invited to Participate in US Dept. of State-Peoples Republic of China Bilateral 10-Year Framework: On April 9–10, 2012, USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed and Research Ecologists Beth Middleton and Hongqing Wang will attend the U.S. Department of State-Peoples Republic of China Bilateral 10-Year Framework (10YF) in Washington, D.C., to discuss the fourth year of the 10YF on collaborative work between the Nations in wetland science.  Turnipseed will attend as an official U.S. delegate to the meeting.  Middleton and Turnipseed are organizing a special edition of the Society of Wetland Scientists’ journal, “Wetlands,” on Asian wetlands. (Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)

  • NWRC Contractor to Receive Coastal Stewardship Award: USGS National Wetlands Research Center contractor Susan Testroet-Bergeron, who serves as the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Public Outreach Coordinator, will receive the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s Coastal Stewardship Award on April 13, 2012, at a ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bergeron has been dedicated to educating others about Louisiana’s coastal wetland loss and restoration since 2003. The Coastal Stewardship Awards Program recognizes individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation and restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. It is the highest award CRCL can give to honor those who show an extraordinary commitment to Louisiana’s coast. (Susan Testroet-Bergeron; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8623)

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