Natural Resources Conservation Service
Capitol Park Museum
Cajun Country
Baton Rouge
Event Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
12:00 – 12:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public.

This summer, please join the Capitol Park Museum in partnership with the Louisiana National Heritage Area for Preserving Our Natural Abundance, a celebration of the richness and beauty of Louisiana’s natural landscape. This series of family programs, Lunchtime Lagniappe lectures, and evening events will underscore the interconnectedness of life in our ecosystem, call attention to the critical environmental issues facing the state, and celebrate the ways that people appreciate and embrace Louisiana’s natural abundance.

Garret Thomassie will speak about the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s efforts related to coastal wetland plants and native prairie grasses.  Examples of these plants will be on view on the plaza.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) draws on a long history of helping people help the land. For more than 80 years, NRCS and its predecessor agencies have worked in close partnerships with farmers and ranchers, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.

Lunchtime Lagniappe is an ongoing series of brown bag talks that last approximately 30 minutes plus Q&A. Attendees are welcome to come and go as the their lunch hour permits.