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Woodlands Conservancy Partners with Chevron Oronite Oak Point on Virtual Education Series

Woodlands Conservancy Partners with Chevron Oronite Oak Point on Virtual Education Series

Woodlands Conservancy has partnered with Chevron Oronite Oak Point to expand a virtual educational self-directed platform, COVID – Resources, that aims to keep communities informed of environmental educational activities during the pandemic. Woodlands Conservancy is producing a series of 16 new sessions called Wetland Wednesdays that airs on Facebook weekly at 9 a.m. now through the first week of January. Chevron Oronite is also supporting the design and production of a new Woodlands Trail map brochure and an Upland Trail Interpretive Guide that visitors can use to learn about various tree species at Woodlands Trail.

Plaquemines Parish Votes Republican Across the Ballot, DA Race Heads to a Runoff
Plaquemines Parish Votes Republican Across the Ballot, DA Race Heads to a Runoff

Plaquemines Parish Votes Republican Across the Ballot, DA Race Heads to a Runoff

Even with COVID-19 restrictions and power outages caused by Hurricane Zeta, the 2020 election held on Tuesday, November 3 went by without complications in Plaquemines. While a good portion of votes were accounted for through mail-in ballots or early voting, Plaquemines residents who wished to wait until Election Day were able to vote on Tuesday.

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Zeta Barrels through Plaquemines, Leaving Residents without Power

Up until Wednesday, October 28, Plaquemines Parish had remained practically untouched by the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Storm after storm had entered the Gulf of Mexico— bringing with them the expected series of hurricane watches, school closures, evacuation orders, etc.—but storm after storm (even when their tracks seemed deadset on Plaquemines) had curled east or fallen off west.

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