December 5, 2021

Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge seeks public input on naming a pond

ST. MARY PARISH – The US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on naming the pond at the Steven R. Road public use site at the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge near Franklin.

This public use site has recently been updated with a floating dock, shelter information kiosk and classified parking. Now the pond just needs to be named.

From Friday November 5 to Wednesday December 1, 2021, they ask the general public to visit the refuge, to take a selfie or a photo of their family enjoying the trails of the refuge and to send the selection of the name, the photo and a short explanation. why they chose the name of the pond from Steven R. Road.

Registrations can be sent to the Refuge by sending an email to [email protected] or via the Refuge’s Facebook page @SoutheastLouisiana.

Specific personal names, the submission of vulgar, profane, race-insensitive or other derogatory names will not be accepted.

On December 2, 2021, the first five names for the pond will be announced via the Refuge’s Facebook page, they say.

The public will have one week to choose their preferred name for the Steven R. Road Pond.

On Saturday December 11, 2021 at 10 a.m., the name of the pond will be revealed LIVE on the Refuge’s Facebook page @SoutheastLouisiana.

For more information or to request a copy of the announcement flyer, contact Shelter Assistant Manager Brian Pember at 985 / 860-6681 or email [email protected]

Visit the shelter’s website at for visitor information.

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