Category Archives: Past Week Summary

December 12, 2013 – Marsh birds and Fires

Dredge and Rainey Report Marsh Birds and Lighting Fires December 12, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Mist nets to catch birds along terraces Testing airboat transects to count sparrows Prescribed marsh burns Whooping Cranes This document can be downloaded … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 – C3 full and AC in Guesthouse

Dredge and Rainey Report Cell 3 full and AC in the Guesthouse July 11, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Cell 3 is at marsh level or above Total pump time this week = 4:10 hours Total time pumped directly into Cell … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 – Birds and No Dredging

Dredge and Rainey Report Birds and No Dredging May 31, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Marshbird Surveys Banded Green Heron chicks Summary: This week, birds were the priority. Erik Johnson brought Molly Folkerts out to help with the marshbird survey and … Continue reading

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May 20, 2013 – May Update; Birds and no Dredging

Dredge and Rainey Report Birds and No dredging May 20, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Successful trip to the SW Pass Rookery Bird banding along headquarters trail Update to study area status map based on low water observations Spartina patens and … Continue reading

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January 9, 2013 – New Year in C3

Summary of accomplishments: Most of Cell 3 is at -1” ML or better Total time pumped directly into Cell 3 (.366 acres) = 59.75 hours Total time in study cells = 206 hours Impediments: low water in the pond => … Continue reading

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Winter = low low water

I’ve just returned from a day and a half at the dredge site. The hurricane in the east, the frontal passage with winds from the north, and a full moon combined to produce some extremely low tides that almost completely drained … Continue reading

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October 31, 2012 – Low Water

Summary of accomplishments: Mapped new vegetation in cells 4 & 5 Drained pontoon with a solar pump and pulled it out of pond No dredging this week Total time pumped directly into Cell 3 (.366 acres) = 40.5 hours Total … Continue reading

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October 19, 2012 – Moved hose off boardwalk

Dredge and Rainey Report Moved hose off boardwalk October 19, 2012   Summary of accomplishments: Cut new trail from Cell 3 to the canal; moved dredge hose off of the boardwalk Dredged 3.5 hours into Cell 3 this week Total … Continue reading

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August 3, 2012 – LSU starting study

Dredge and Rainey Report LSU starting study; no winch August 3, 2012 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging since June 14 LSU took measurements in Cells 4 & 5 Put a sign at the mouth of the canal in Southwest Pass … Continue reading

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July 27, 2012 – Pump fixed, pontoon restored

Dredge (and Rainey) Report Pump fixed, pontoon restored   July 27, 2012   Summary of accomplishments: Restored and deployed the outfall pontoon No dredging Impediments:  no working overhead winch Dredge (and Rainey) Report PDF file format download link Summary July … Continue reading

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