Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Our office will be closed until Monday, August 15, 2011. If you need immediate conservation assistance in Winn Parish please call 357-8366 Ext 3; in Jackson Parish please call 255-3136 Ext 3. ; in Caldwell Parish 649-2651 Ext 3, or you may call 628-4438 and leave a message we will return you call as soon as possible. We will be attending the 2011 NACD South Central Regional Conference at the Renaissance Hotel and Cox Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The purpose of the contest was to raise awareness and appreciation for the quality of water in the Dugdemona River. This river holds much recreational and sentimental value for the people of North Louisiana as some of the winning photos captured. There were some fantastic pictures to choose from and Trailblazer is pleased to announce the winners!
The photo contest wrapped up on July 15th and pictures were judged on the 19th. The 1st place $75 prize winner was Diane Mercer of Calvin. The 2nd place $50 prize winner was DeNeise Barlow of Jonesboro and the 3rd place $25 prize winner was Roy T. Mercer also of Calvin. In addition, Roy Barlow of Jonesboro earned an "honorable mention" for his photograph.
The winning photos will be on display at the main branch of the Winn Parish Library from July 25th through August 1st. The display will move to the Winn Parish Court House on August 1st and will move to the Pea Patch Gallery on August 8th and remain on display there until August 15th.
Trailblazer would like to give special thanks to all the participants. Your participation has helped promote awareness for water quality issues in the Dugdemona River and will help keep this valuable natural resource from becoming polluted again. It is important that everyone within the Dugdemona River Watershed take action to ensure that the river remains clean and suitable for wildlife and human use.