Timeline

Wetland Watchers Founded

January 1, 1998

Wetland Watchers Founded

Wetland Watchers Service Learning Program founded by Barry Guillot and Milton Cambre

Wetlands adopted

January 1, 2004

The Pontchartrain Levee Board donates 28 acres of wetlands to the Wetland Watchers

Gulf Guardian Awards

June 9, 2004

Gulf Guardian Awards

The Wetland Watchers and Barry Guillot are awarded 2 1st place Gulf Guardian awards, for their service to the wetlands.

New Orleans Saints and Saintsations Spend Earth Day with Hurst Students at Wetland Watchers Park!

June 11, 2009

New Orleans Saints and Saintsations Spend Earth Day with Hurst Students at Wetland Watchers Park!

NFL New Orleans Saints Players and Saintsations visited with students and toured the Wetland Watcher Nature Trail during the annual Wetlands Celebration.

Alabama Artist Partners with the Wetland Watchers to Raise Coastal Land Loss Awareness!

June 30, 2009

Alabama Artist Partners with the Wetland Watchers to Raise Coastal Land Loss Awareness!

Hurst Middle students present artist Don Stewart with a painted shrimp boot as a thank you for volunteering to be a part of the Wetland Watcher Project!

Diane Sawyer visits Wetland Watchers.

June 30, 2009

Diane Sawyer hosts the ABC Children First Special Protecting Our Planet that features Destrehan, Louisiana’s Harry Hurst Middle School Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project.

George Lucas Education Foundation Edutopia Documentary Features Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers!

June 30, 2009

George Lucas Education Foundation Edutopia Documentary Features Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers!

Harry Hurst Middle students are highlighted in the George Lucas Education Foundation documentary, “Wetland Watchers: Kids Care For Their Environment”.

Wetland Watchers Featured on WWL New Orleans “Green 4 Louisiana” Special

August 13, 2009

Wetland Watchers Featured on WWL New Orleans “Green 4 Louisiana” Special

During 2009, Dave McNamara of Bayou Digital Media partnered with WWL-TV in New Orleans to create a series of half-hour television programs as part of the station’s “Green” initiative.  

Wetland Watchers Receive Grant Award and Present at Brown Foundation Service-Learning Kick-off Event!

October 17, 2009

Wetland Watchers Receive Grant Award and Present at Brown Foundation Service-Learning Kick-off Event!

Hurst Middle School Wetland Watchers received $3,555 through grants from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation to fund school service-learning projects.

Weekly Reader Magazine Visits Louisiana!!!!

August 28, 2010

Weekly Reader Magazine Visits Louisiana!!!!

Weekly Reader Magazine  took a day trip with 14 students as part of the Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project.

Parks opens for the public

October 2, 2010

Parks opens for the public

After many years of cleaning up the land and hard work, the park is finally open for others to enjoy.

NBA Hornets Save The Wetlands Night at the Hive!

November 22, 2010

NBA Hornets Save The Wetlands Night at the Hive!

The Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers participated in the NBA New Orleans Hornets Save the Wetlands Night at the New Orleans Arena!