(Event open to Iberia Parish residents only)Drinking Water Protection Program Community Meeting to be held Thurs., April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Winn Parish Library, Winnfield, LAFor the 13th year, the Louisiana Envirothon partnered with LDEQ and others to host the Louisiana Envirothon, an environmental problem-solving competition. Four junior high and high school teams participated in the event at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens in Baton Rouge. Participants were tested in aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, a current issue on Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship and an oral presentation. Winning teams were recognized with plaques, medals and cash prizes.
Keep Mandeville Beautiful (KMB) and the City of Mandeville are calling all volunteers to help cleanup and beautify Mandeville on Saturday, April 8th from 9am to 12am. Individuals, families and groups can volunteer for various projects.What's Inside?
Dr. Brown speaks at Leaders Against Litter event, Message from the Secretary, LDEQ presents 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards, Transparency important component in speeches, Watershed Improvement
Projects underway in Grant and Vermilion Parishes,Open Burning of household hazardous material is against the law, Facility inspections
a key part of LDEQ's environmental protection oversight, Drinking Water Protection Team reaches milestone in protection efforts, LDEQ On The Move, Who's Who At LDEQ?The State of Louisiana through the Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), as the named beneficiary, announces the availability of funds received by means of the Volkswagen Corporation and affiliates partial court settlement.The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality announces that on March 21, the Greater Baton Rouge redesignation to attainment became effective for the pollutant ozone. The area includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and West Baton Rouge parishes.
Today, LDEQ hosted the Environmental Leadership Awards at the LDEQ headquarters in the Galvez building in downtown Baton Rouge. LDEQ Secretary Dr. Chuck Brown recognized the ELP winners environmental achievements. Members of ELP were commended for their voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental outreach initiatives, and environmental ordinances that went above and beyond regulatory compliance to improve the environment.
Shipments of transuranic waste destined for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., are scheduled to resume in April. These will be the first shipments received at the facility since the February 2014 incidents. In preparation for the resumption of shipping, the DOE Carlsbad Field Office will be conducting road shows along the active transportation routes. A first responder briefing and Level VI demonstration will be presented at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Bossier Fire Training Academy, 5850 Shed Road, Bossier City.
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