Man on mission to spread awareness, appreciation of wildlife ref - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man on mission to spread awareness, appreciation of wildlife refuges

IOWA, LA (KPLC) -

Louisiana's greatest natural resources are sometimes untapped.

That's why wildlife refuge expert Jerry Doucet is taking his message around the state, starting with some of the youngest citizens.

Doucet has been making stops this week at various local libraries, informing children about wildlife refuges in Southwest Louisiana.

The kids get to learn about what kinds of animals live in the local habitat.

He brought various animal pelts to show the kids what the animals look and feel like.

"Today, I'm going to talk to the people that come, to the kids who have come, about what a refuge is. A lot of people don't know the refuge is here and what's on the refuge. The refuge is here in Southwest Louisiana. It was primarily set out for waterfowl, but it's also public use. That's part of the refuge's goal is public use. There are 26 species of animals on the refuges. There are alligators and bobcats and coyotes and otters and mink," he said.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Allen Parish

    Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Allen Parish

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:58:20 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The latest results, show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.

    More >>

    The latest results, show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.

    More >>
  • Surviving the Storm - A KPLC Hurricane Special

    Surviving the Storm - A KPLC Hurricane Special

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:14:49 GMT
    Southwest Louisiana has a history of attracting powerful storms. With every devastating hurricane, we learn more and are able to advance technology to better predict, track and prepare for storms. In our 2017 Hurricane Special we present the latest information our this year's hurricane season and provide some tips on how to prepare. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.   More >>
    Southwest Louisiana has a history of attracting powerful storms. With every devastating hurricane, we learn more and are able to advance technology to better predict, track and prepare for storms. In our 2017 Hurricane Special we present the latest information our this year's hurricane season and provide some tips on how to prepare. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.   More >>
  • Groundbreaking for $200 million housing development

    Groundbreaking for $200 million housing development

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:16:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Groundbreaking for a huge housing Development in Iowa. The Sugarcane Townes development will cost about $200 million, making it one of the largest developments ever in Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    Groundbreaking for a huge housing Development in Iowa. The Sugarcane Townes development will cost about $200 million, making it one of the largest developments ever in Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly