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LEAN plans conference prior to Monday drainage board meeting

Staff reports

Prior to Monday night's East Ascension Drainage Board meeting, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network plans to hold a news conference.

The board plans to discuss the April 5 opening of the Alligator Bayou floodgate.

The Baton Rouge-based network, which was established in 1986, encourages supporters of wetland ecosystem to attend.

The floodgate is located in Iberville Parish, but affects water levels in both Ascension and Iberville parishes.