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Environmental Affairs

This committee is dedicated to raising environmental awareness in Southwest Louisiana.


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The Environmental Affairs Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Next meetings:

April 9, 7:30 a.m. SEED Center, Stockwell-Sievert Board Room

May 14, 7:30 a.m. SEED Center, Stockwell-Sievert Board Room


The Lake Charles meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is scheduled for August 19, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center.  For more information, email Laurie Cormier,


The next Chenier Plain meeting will be Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 5 p.m. at the Vermilion Parish Police Jury.


La. Dept. of Health Information About COVID-19


E-Recycle Day set for March 14. To download flyer, click HERE.


2020 Trash Bash Scheduled for April 18. To download flyer, click HERE.


CPRA releases 2019 Calcasieu-Sabine Basin summary report (pdf)


Article: Roseau Cane Could Help Battle Sea Level Rise (pdf)


Report sightings of the invasive species Apple Snail

  • ANS Hotline: 225-756-3977
  • ANS Email:
    • These are the best way of reporting ANS sightings to LDWF.
    • Sighting of new locations are verified.
    • Pictures or specimen, coordinates and contact information make it easier for us to confirm identification.










To learn more about the apple snail, click HERE.


Environmental News & Resources

Calcasieu Ship Channel Dredging Plan

CPRA's Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Plan Summary

Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures

Special Report: Management of the Cameron-Creole Watershed Project 1980-2011 (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Coastal Projects

Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation (CS-54) Fact Sheet

Cameron-Creole Freshwater Introduction (CS-49) Fact Sheet

Entergy's Climate Scenario Analysis

Help with Ozone Attainment


MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Chamber Southwest is to identify environmental issues that affect the citizens and businesses of Southwest Louisiana, and then facilitate continuous improvements on those issues.

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