On November 1st, Mike Hooks participated in an event sponsored by CCA Louisiana and Phillips 66 to increase awareness regarding conservation in Southwest Louisiana. The event brought together local industry and elementary students, as well as individual volunteers to create several floating islands which were placed in Prien Lake as part of a restoration project to help protect the existing shoreline that is slowly eroding. The artificial islands are planted with marsh grasses and anchored into place. Over time, the grasses roots will grow through the "island" and anchor themselves to the lake bed. According to volunteer Ed Landgraf, "In two years, you will not be able to tell the difference between these artificial floating islands and the native marsh.”
We'd like to thank all of the Mike Hooks personnel that attended, as well as the greater community of volunteers and coordinators for working to make this project such a great success.
View the local news article HERE.
Thanks to Luke McKinney, Quality Control Representative at Mike Hooks, for the video footage and editing.