Belle Chasse Academy NewsMar 9th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: school news
The Belle Chasse Academy students in second through eighth grades went to the Bonne Carre Spillway to plant over 500 Cypress trees that were planted at their school through the LSU Coastal Roots program. The students are taking part in this project by establishing wetland plant nurseries at their schools. They grow native plant seedlings that are planted in a coastal habitat restoration project in south Louisiana. Students are working with a variety of seeds, including the Water Oak, tupelo gum, Swamp Red Maple, Loblolly Pine, Nuttall Oak, and Longleaf Pine – just to name a few.