Category: Past Events

Past Events

Yoga in the Sunflowers 2023

While it took a little longer for our sunflowers to bloom in the Summer 2023 drought, we were still able to have a refreshing morning practicing yoga and learning about land conservation amidst the cool breezes, towering oaks, and rolling hills of Pine Knoll Farm! Land Trust for Louisiana board member and Downtown Yoga co-founder

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Exploring the Maurepas Swamp Important Bird Area

On April 2 we hosted one of our biggest paddle + birding excursions ever out at the West Pontchartrain-Maurepas Swamp Important Bird Area. Over 40 paddlers joined us to experience the beauty of this protected wetland — and we captured some beautiful shots of the area’s thriving wildlife! Thank you to Byron Almquist of Canoe

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Celebrating the Land Trust at the 2023 Annual Meeting

Land Trust for Louisiana members gathered in downtown Hammond for an evening of celebration and fellowship with fellow supporters of conservation — all of the people who have made our work possible over the years. We gather annually for a Land Trust members’ meeting to talk about what we’ve accomplished together, and how our organization

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Farm Field Day at Live Oak Farm

This week, Land Trust for Louisiana gathered with our partners at Live Oak Farm in Vermilion Parish for a special Farm Field Day. We met at this beautiful family-run rice farm with landowners and farmers from across Louisiana to talk about how protecting ecologically important agricultural lands benefits wildlife — and ensures that future generations

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A Taste of the Land at Pine Knoll Farm

Land Trust For Louisiana continues to delight in our emergence from the three-year fog that dampened our outreach during the height of the pandemic. In October, we were lucky to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Pine Knoll Farm, in Tangipahoa Parish, thanks to the hospitality of Jay and Ellen Addison. Roughly 40 people joined

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2022 Fall Hike at Abita Creek Flatwoods

Our 2022 Fall Hike at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve was the largest ever! Thank you to Nelwyn McInnis and Latimore Smith for guiding us on this beautiful tour of a bio-diverse haven on the Northshore. We hold the conservation easement on over 900 acres of this public preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy. It’s

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Yoga in the Sunflowers Was a Wonderful Success!

We’re so thankful to everyone who came out on a hot, sunny – and beautiful! – Saturday in July to appreciate the healing power of nature with us. Over a hundred participants, volunteers, vendors, and yogis gathered at Pine Knoll Farm for a morning of calm among the sunflowers. Your positive vibes, energy, and excitement

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A Great Day in the Swamp: Pictures from the Spring 2022 Maurepas Paddle

We had an incredible time on our Spring 2022 paddle trip in the Land Trust’s Maurepas Swamp Preserve – where we own and manage 700 acres of protected wetland forest. Byron Almquist of Canoe & Trail Adventures led us through the beautiful landscape, while renowned birder and strategic conservation consultant Melanie Driscoll shared why West

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Recent Posts

Why the Live Oak Farm ALE program is important for Louisiana

Land Trust for Louisiana has some fantastic news to share about a project we’ve been working on for many years now: the final easement paperwork for Live Oak Farm in Vermilion Parish is officially signed! This ensures that nearly 6,000 acres of prime rice land will be preserved in perpetuity, protecting wildlife and a way

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Supporting Conservation Stories Across Louisiana

Mr. Ellis’s Story — Ruston, Louisiana “I’m doing it for my grandson.” Mr. Ellis has spent the entirety of his 80-some years on the property his grandfather bought in north Louisiana generations ago. A lover of this land, he has grown crops, raised chickens, fished the pond, and watched small saplings grow into giants. He

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