The Louisiana Natural Scenic Rivers System turns 50!
As part of its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a photo contest open to all photographers. The contest is sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Foundation.
The contest is to promote the beauty of Louisiana’s designated natural and scenic rivers. All photographs must be taken within the boundaries of the state. Photos should portray the wildlife, fisheries, natural habitats or recreational opportunities Louisiana’s natural and scenic rivers provide.
Deadline for entry is June 1.
Professional and amateur photographers are eligible. There is also a youth category for anyone 15 or younger on or after June 1. For more information and to enter, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/
The Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System 50 years ago. LDWF administers the Scenic Rivers system, in which there are approximately 80 streams or stream segments thereof, constituting an estimated 3,100 miles of the state’s streams, rivers and bayous.
LDWF will celebrate the creation and evolution of the system and spotlight exactly how, where and why these beautiful waterbodies are so recognized. Among the events will be an anniversary celebration July 29 in Lacombe at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Louisiana Complex. LDWF will partner with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to stage this event.
Help celebrate scenic rivers on social media!
Use the #MyScenicRiver hashtag whenever posting photos, video or other media while out and about in the Scenic River System.
For more information, contact Carrie Salyers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-735-8665.