Information: The next GCP LCC Steering Committee face-to-face is on January 12-14, 2016 in Lafayette, Louisiana at the USGS Wetland Center NWRC (WARC) – EHCFC complex on the north Campus of University of Louisiana - Lafayette. http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/maps/nwrcmaps.htm
This page will be regularly updated with new and detailed information about the meeting; to include homework and background materials for the meeting. Stay tuned for more!
Tuesday, January 12, 1 to 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 8:30am to 2pm
A draft agenda is now available.
Topics tentatively on the January Agenda
Lodging: Host Hotel is Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
There are many hotels in Lafayette, LA, one within walking distance of the NWRC (WARC) – EHCFC complex on the north Campus of University of Louisiana - Lafayette; HOWEVER, there is a city-wide conference in Lafayette this week and rooms are in short supply and at commercial rate (approximately $100/night). Because of Lafayette hotel congestion, we have made an arrangement with a new Microtel by Wyndham in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; the Microtel is a 15-minute drive from the NWRC, and Breaux Bridge is truly deep in the heart of Acadiana. The Microtel has established a block of rooms at the government rate. You can make reservations directly by calling 337.332.0432.
Other Breaux Bridge Lodging Options: Just a few miles to the east of Breaux Bridge is Henderson, Louisiana – there you will find Acadian food and a Holiday Inn Express; http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/breaux-bridge/hnrla/hoteldetail
Another very interesting and Acadian option is Pat’s, which includes not only a restaurant (Fisherman’s Wharf) and club, but a motel (Edgewater) on the Bayou – Aaah Yyee! http://patsfishermanswharf.com/hotel.html
Other Lodging (cottages and B&B) in the area:
South Louisiana is serviced by three major airports – Lafayette Regional, Baton Rouge Metropolitan, and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International. Ticket price differences can be substantial – Atlanta to Lafayette - ~$320; to Baton Rouge - ~$260; to New Orleans - ~$220. There should be several rental car options at each of these airports. Note host hotel is a 15-minute drive and not within walking distance.
We are planning Monday and Tuesday options for local trips prior to the Wednesday afternoon CESU – LCC meetings and Thursday LCC meeting. Please see the meeting announcement and agenda.
Plan for a moderate Registration Cost for meeting expenses, approximately $25.
Our on-line RSVP is being developed.