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MEMORANDUM

From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, December 23, 2009      

Departmental/Bureau News - Current

  • NWRC Contractor Judges Science Fair: USGS National Wetlands Research Center contractor Brad Glorioso judged approximately 60 entries in the Lafayette Christian Academy’s seventh grade science fair on December 16, 2009.  (Brad Glorioso, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8836)

  • NWRC Scientists Selected for USGS Leadership Program Course: USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientists Wylie Barrow, Steve Hartley and Karen McKee have been selected to participate in the USGS Leadership Program’s Leadership Intensives course being held in Denver, Colo., June 23 – 24, 2010. The course is designed to build leadership to further scientific excellence, to empower people to be leaders in their own offices, and to further perpetuate the leadership-centered culture at USGS. (Janine Powell, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8501)

Press Inquiries/Media - Newspapers/magazines/wires, etc.

  • The Mekong Viewed From The Mississippi (Saigon Times Weekly; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) USGS National Wetlands Research Center scientists Scott Wilson and Cindy Thatcher are quoted in an article discussing the similarities between the Mekong and Mississippi Rivers. (Scott Wilson, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8644)

  • Amy Wold of The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) contacted the USGS National Wetlands Research Center on December 16, 2009, to inquire about an updated analysis of historical land loss from storms and how that compares to overall land loss in Louisiana. She was referred to geographer Steve Hartley, who is working on that project. (Steve Hartley, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8543)

Other (Forum meeting, press conferences, media training, etc.)

  • The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana’s fact sheet entitled “Louisiana Coastal Facts” uses information from several USGS National Wetlands Research Center reports concerning land loss in Louisiana. It also lists NWRC and its Web site as a source for more information. (Gabrielle Bodin, Lafayette, La., 337-266-8655)

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