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America’s Wetland Foundation is heading a team needing volunteers to plant cypress trees, and hopefully reforest, newly reclaimed lands in the Pointe-Aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area near Montegut in Terrebonne Parish.

Work is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 9. Directions to the site will be provided to registered volunteers.

This planned planting of 1,000 bald cypresses will complete the planting.

Thirty-thousand cypresses on 100 acres in the AWF’s Terrebonne Biodiversity and Resiliency Project. AWF call for volunteers explained the project is part of a plan to control three invasive species over a five-year period and to improve the water quality of the area by reducing phosphorus and nitrogen. It further stated the “economic value of this restoration is estimated at $792,700 per year and CO2 sequestration is estimated at 153-168 tons per year.”

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