Volunteers wanted to plant cypress trees in Terrebonne Parish

A group of private companies and coastal advocates are looking for volunteers to help plant 1,000 bald cypress trees in the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area on Feb. 9. Volunteers will receive lunch and a t-shirt, according to a news release.

The planting will later be expanded to 30,000 trees in an effort to restore a historic Cypress-Tupelo swamp. BHP, formerly known as BHP Billiton, funded the $1 million project, which includes five years of monitoring. Other project partners include America’s Wetland Foundation, Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC and the eRotary Coastal Club, which will provide lunch and drinks for volunteers.

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