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The “Duck Pond” Is Getting a Facelift

What we all know as the Duck Pond on East Kings Highway is getting a major facelift this Saturday -- when a big ecological restoration project gets underway. Daniel Gehrig with Louisiana Environmental Solutions tells me invasive plant species -- like the Chinese Tallow trees -- will be removed, trash will be picked up and landscaping done

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Duck Pond Clean-Up Scheduled For This Weekend

On November 5th 2011 at 8:30 am, a group of local volunteers working with a private land’s biologist will host a cleanup for the duck pond, located on East Kings Hwy between Reily Lane and Shreveport Barksdale Highway. 

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AmeriCorps Does Good Work For Gulf, More Planned For Next Month

Bagging 4,000 Gulf Saver Bags in two days to help restore Louisiana wildlife habitat and wetlands damaged by the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill is the next challenge for 20 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Members from the Vicksburg, Mississippi campus October 12 – 13, 2011.

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Mayor Glover’s Street Proposal “Hits the Road”

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover hosts a series of public meetings -- beginning tomorrow. He'll kick things off at Winnfield Funeral Home on Hollywood Avenue at 6 tomorrow evening, to present details about his plan to provide speedier relief for the city's crumbling streets and sidewalks

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Vitter Applauds Senate Approval of Flood Insurance Extension

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement after the Senate passed a concurring resolution that includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Nov. 18:

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Drought’s Effects on Area Waterways [PHOTOS]

If you're wondering just HOW bad the drought is here in our area, take a look at what the "duck pond" park on East Kings Highway looks like right now. In all my years of living in Shreveport-Bossier, I have never seen this happen

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Cleaning Up Cane River Lake in Natchitoches

Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from Northwestern State University; the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts; and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training are joining forces with the City of Natchitoches/Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to help clean Cane River Lake within the city

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New Fire in Caddo Parish – Residents Being Evacuated

Fire crews are on the scene of a large pasture fire in northern Caddo Parish near Vivian. Several units from Caddo Fire District 8, with assistance from District 7, are out there now. Fire District 1 Spokeswoman Debra Nelson says so far, several acres and one structure are involved

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Texas Officials Call for Additional Help as Wildfires Spread [VIDEO]

Forest service officials are calling on firefighters from outside agencies to help battle fast-moving wildfires in Texas. In the past week, the fires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

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Caddo Parish Firefighters Working on Woods Fire in Greenwood

We don't have much information on this yet...we do know this fire is on the northwest side of General Motors.  Caddo Fire District 3 is working on it now.  These pictures were taken by our engineer just a little bit ago

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