The TECHE Project and the Bayou Vermilion District partnered in 2015 to hold the first annual Bankline Management Workshop in Breaux Bridge.  We plan to hold this workshop annually at a new spot on the bayou so that everyone gets a chance to attend.  If you’re interested in learning different techniques to alleviate shoreline erosion, including vegetation that both helps with erosion and improves water quality, or if you are having issues with nuisance wildlife and want to learn more on how to alleviate that situation, then this workshop is for you.

The workshop starts with a discussion of erosion issues and different techniques available to combat that problem by TECHE Project Council Member and wetland ecologist Patti Holland and Bayou Vermilion District ecological educator Greg Guidroz. Additionally, guest speaker and naturalist, Bill Fontenot (formerly with the Lafayette Nature Station) will share his knowledge of native vegetation that can be used to alleviate erosion, improve water quality, provide aesthetic value, and in some cases attract desirable wildlife. The workshop closes with a discussion of preventative measures available to control nuisance wildlife.

Bayou Teche and Bayou Vermilion property owners are the target audience, but anyone with waterfront property will benefit from this workshop.  There will be wetland plants available courtesy of the Bayou Vermilion District and Trees Acadiana.