Hosted by Lost Lands Tours
14 participants / $100, includes lunch
Join Lost Lands Tours for an educational session and kayak outing to the closest remaining cypress tupelo swamp just 45 minutes west of New Orleans. Led by Lost Lands founder Marie Gould, husband and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Marshall, and their team of experienced field guides, you will get up-close experiences of Louisiana’s historic swamp forests that few get the chance to see. Before venturing into the swamps, Lost Lands guides will lead participants in a brief overview on the history of coastal land loss and deforestation issues in Louisiana. Participants will then embark into Maurepas Swamp, one of Louisiana’s largest remaining coastal forests along the shores of Lake Maurepas, a tidally influenced lake between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Wildlife sightings, including alligators, turtles, owls, eagles, as well as abundant native flora will highlight the diversity and vibrance of coastal forests. Plan for kayak limits up to 6’7”, 250 lbs; low impact ride in calm waters; light walking on bayou banks. Box lunch included. Weather appropriate clothing recommended. Outing will not take place in severe weather.