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Celebrating 20 Years with Black Bayou

Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge
This 20th anniversary logo was designed by ULM student Amanda Womack

Saturday June 17th, the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the refuge. The celebration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with interactive activities for children and adults.

Black Bayou became a refuge in 1997 and has been serving the community by providing a scenic place for families to enjoy the wildlife and learn about Louisiana's biodiversity. The refuge has 5,000 acres of wildlife including 2,500 acres of lake. Visitors can walk the trails, go hunting or fishing, and admire the wildflower fields at the refuge.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration will be a full day of activities including archery, arts and crafts, and a scavenger hunt. There will also be animals from the Louisiana Purchase Zoo and Mr. Dale Barry and his hawk, Delhi. At 11:00 a.m. there will be cake for everyone to enjoy. 

More information about Black Bayou and the 20th Anniversary Celebration can be found here or by calling 387-1114.