Category Archives: Quick Report

October 2016 – One year update for the NFWF Marsh Restoration site.

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Google Earth before/after 2014-2016

I recently discovered that Google Earth imagery was updated with January 2016 imagery of the Marsh Restoration by Small Dredge  Technology area. It revealed answers to many things we have been questioning, such as where the water flow through the … Continue reading

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Timeline of work for Amphibex at the Paul J Rainey Sanctuary

For the last 5 years, Audubon has owned and been operating a mini-dredge, the “John James” on its sanctuary property to build marsh.  Through a NFWF grant, we have recently been presented with a unique opportunity to demonstrate the use … Continue reading

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February 2014 – Ground-nesting owl

The headquarters of the Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary is host to a ground-nesting Great Horned Owl. We have put a camera on the nest and are endeavoring to get online access to the streaming video. We should be able … Continue reading

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February 2013 update

Hi all, it was 2 months (since December 5!) before we could dredge again. Water levels, weather and schedules just didn’t align for any dredging until early February, when we managed to add about 4 hours to Cell 3. This … Continue reading

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New Year Rain

I made it out to the Rainey Sanctuary and the dredge site for one day this year (see report for Jan 7), before the Louisiana monsoons began. The water level in the pond was down so low that most of … 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 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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Dredge on pause

There was no dredging the week of September 17-21, and I didn’t make it out to the Sanctuary at all. The weather has finally made the turn to the best Louisiana has to offer with cool evenings and mild days with lower humidity.  … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac made a visit to Louisiana last week, and fortunately, the Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary was not significantly affected. The track of the storm put the refuge on the least affected side, and the predominantly north winds pushed … Continue reading

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