2014 Louisiana Envirothon held at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
The 2014 Louisiana Envirothon was held at the Botanic Gardens of the LSU AgCenter. Eight teams from around the state participated in the environmental problem-solving competition for students in grades 6 -12. Teams trained and competed by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The competition focuses on five natural resource areas: soils and land use, aquatic resources, forestry, wildlife, and a current environmental issue. The 2014 current environmental issue was Sustainable Local Agriculture/Locally Grown. Teams also presented a solution to an environmental problem related to the current issue through an oral presentation.
The City of Kenner works with DEQ to address historical sewer problems
The City of Kenner is working hard with various offices at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to address its historical sewer problems related to both collection and treatment systems.
DEQ to host free Enviroschool class on MS4 permits
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is sponsoring a free Enviroschool class on "Understanding MS4 Permits: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems" in six cities around the state. The training session will help municipalities and contractors understand the MS4 permits and will provide practical applications to clarify permitting issues. All classes will be held from 10 a.m. until noon.
Acronym Directory available on DEQ website
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has compiled a list of commonly used environmental acronyms and it is now available on the DEQ website. Understanding the technical terms and abbreviations connected with environmental regulation and protection can be difficult. The Acronym Directory is an alphabetical list of acronyms commonly used by DEQ and other state agencies as it relates to matters concerning environmental protection and DEQ-related operations. This directory should make it easier to decipher documents and technical writing
Hands-on training offered by DEQ for NetDMR online reporting
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering training for permit holders on the use of the NetDMR online application for the submission of discharge monitoring reports. A Discharge Monitoring Report, known as a DMR, is a self-reporting document that is generated by those who hold a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The DMR contains information pertaining to water discharges into waters of the state.
Former plant manager sentenced on environmental crimes in St. James Parish
A former Ascension parish resident was sentenced yesterday for illegally discharging wastes from the Armant Environmental Services (AES) plant, a now-closed wastewater treatment facility in Vacherie, Louisiana.
DEQ Drinking Water Protection Team moves into Caldwell Parish
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality recently selected Caldwell Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, "Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time." The goal of the program is to increase the public's awareness and participation in protecting local drinking water sources. Do you know what your drinking water source is and how to protect it? The DEQ Drinking Water Protection Team has the answers to those and many other questions.