Sixteen water bottle refill stations will be placed in south Louisiana schools this fall and early next year in an effort to reduce single-use plastics while teaching students about the effects of marine debris. This is an expansion a project conducted by of our Education and Engagement Team. The team has already provided 13 stations to south Louisiana schools in partnership with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program. More than 49,000 water bottles have been saved so far.

This project is funded by Gulf Star partner Hess. Picture taken at Southdown Elementary School in Houma, LA.