Monthly Archives: May 2012

Week ending May 25, 2012 – LSU review of site

Dredge (and Rainey) Report LSU review of site May 25, 2012   Summary of accomplishments: Cell 4 full – settled to +1 throughout and covered with mudcracks Total time pumped directly into Cell 4 (0.352 acres) = 72 hours Total … Continue reading

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May 21, 2012 – rain and marsh fires

Monday, May 21       I made it out to the Rainey headquarters at 3:00 on a bright and sunny afternoon. I unpacked and walked over to watch the camp construction.     Within 2 hours, the sky darkened, … Continue reading

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May 22, 2012 – plant terraces, marshbird survey

Tuesday, May 22   Dawn was clear, promising a hot steamy day after last night’s storm. The Christian Marsh grass planting had marsh grass leftover that the volunteers had not had time to plant last week, and Timmy didn’t want … Continue reading

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May 23, 2012 – marsh bird survey, Cell 4 & 5 mud cracks

Wednesday, May 23  The morning marshbird survey starts early, 30 minutes before sunrise, which meant Erik Johnson and I were in the boat and at the first survey point by 5:30. The sun didn’t come up until our second point. … Continue reading

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May 24, 2012 – LSU visit

Thursday, May 24 One more marshbird survey this morning, from 5:15am to 9:30, and I took Erik back to the landing so he could head home. LSU was there and Timmy with the big boat, the Goose, was already loaded … Continue reading

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Week ending May 11, 2012 – Cell 4 Full

Dredge (and Rainey) Report Cell 4 full May 11, 2012 Summary of accomplishments: Replaced cable on the starboard spud with stainless steel Cell 4 full -> +3 to +1 throughout Pulled hose and pontoon from Cell 4 Total time pumped … Continue reading

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May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8 Karen (me) stopped by Grainger’s in Lafayette on my way through at 7:30 to pick up stainless steel cable and order another spare winch motor and cable cutters. In Abbeville, I met Timmy at Stine’s at 8:30 … Continue reading

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May 9, 2012

Wednesday, May 9 The sun barely peeked through the heavy overcast for sunrise. At 7:00 am we left for dredge site. It didn’t take long to fix the starboard spud. Timmy disconnected the old cable and we threaded the stainless … Continue reading

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May 10, 2012 – Cell 4 full

Thursday, May 10 We tried to head out to the dredge site at our usual time but the flat boat motor was acting up and Timmy had to fix it before we could leave. Also, we had never unloaded the … Continue reading

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May 11, 2012

Friday, May 11 Timmy had to take Karen back to her car early between rainstorms in the Goose. A big storm was headed toward us, and I was very glad I wasn’t in the 17 ft Avocet this week! Next … Continue reading

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