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May 8, 2015 – Green Heron Nest Surveys

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Nest Survey May 8, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since the project was completed in August 2013. After being exposed to the elements for 5 years, the dredge needed critical maintenance. On … Continue reading

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April 10, 2015 – Spring!

Dredge and Rainey Report Spring! April 30, 2015 I’ve been running a bit behind with all of the spring activities, so wanted to post something quick for my followers: Purple Martins New Fawns Dredge Piping Plovers Green Herons And other … Continue reading

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March 6, 2015 – Dredge Preparations

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Preparations March 6, 2015 Summary of accomplishments: Dredge maintenance; main battery dead and will have to be replaced Mini-containment in the yard Cut trail for new project Impediments: Freezing weather; low, low water; dead battery … Continue reading

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December 9, 2014 – Whooping Cranes and Dredge Maintenance

Dredge and Rainey Report Whooping Cranes and Dredge Maintenance December 9, 2014 Summary of accomplishments: Whooping Cranes returned Dredge Maintenance – spuds and pump painted; jet-ring cleared Dredge test The small dredge has been idle since August of last year … Continue reading

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November 2014 – Dredge Maintenance and Waterfowl

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Maintenance and Waterfowl November 2014 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Dredge Maintenance – spuds and pump painted 4-wheeler repair The small dredge has been idle since August of last year (2013). We stopped dredging after … Continue reading

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October 2014 – Dredge Maintenance

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Maintenance October 31, 2014 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Painted top of spuds and pump; installed new pressure gage Shorebird Survey Waterfowl finally arriving Impediments: tours and other meetings limited available time Summary: The small … Continue reading

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September 3, 2014 – Dredge Maintenance

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Maintenance September 03, 2014 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Moved the “John James” to the Rainey headquarters’ boatslip Impediments: thunderstorms Summary: The small dredge has been idle since August of last year (2013). We stopped … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 – Staff visit to Rainey

Dredge and Rainey Report Audubon Staff Visit to Rainey July 25, 2014 By Karen Westphal To keep our staff focused on Louisiana issues by maintaining a connection with the landscape, a small seaplane flew our newest staff and our Washington … Continue reading

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June 20, 2014 – Green Heron Nest Survey

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Nest Survey June 20, 2014 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Green Heron nest survey unexpected predator revealed by trail cam Green Herons are well known by the public at large, and are spoken of … Continue reading

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April Already?

Here it is April and I’m still trying to catch up for all of the months our blog site has had technical problems. The host server decided to cease cooperation and it has been a long haul to identify the … Continue reading

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