HOW CAN YOU HELP NATURE LOCALLY?    Dont’s: DO NOT SPREAD INVASIVE SPECIES: CLEAN-DRAIN-DRY YOUR BOAT! Look for invasive stowaways in your prop, anchor, dock lines, trailer, hull, rollers, bunks, axle, live wells, bilge, motor, prop.  Empty, drain any...

Paddlefish Festival & Release

The Shreveport Aquarium hosted the first ever Paddlefish Festival on the now official, National Paddlefish Day, Saturday, March 9, 2019.  The Aquarium and the Caddo Lake Institute partnered to raise and release these prehistoric paddlefish, with support from the U.S....

Caddo Lake & National Geographic!

Caddo Lake will be part of National Geographic Explorer Program, Monday, January 28, at 5pm! On the National Geographic Channel’s Explorer program, titled “Yellowstone Wolves,” one segment will be “Lake Eating Monster,” about the invasive plant, Giant Salvinia, and...

Paddlefish Release

August 14, 2018 – 3,000 paddlefish were recently released into Caddo Lake (1,500 at the State Park and 1,500 at the National Wildlife Refuge.) This is the 2nd in a series of 3 releases this month, part of the first official re-stocking of these prehistoric fish....

Adopt a Paddlefish!

27,000-acre Caddo Lake – really a flooded bald cypress forest – has more diverse fish species than any other lake in the state of Texas. Paddlefish – also called Spoonbill catfish or Shovelnose catfish – are native to Big Cypress Bayou, which feeds Caddo Lake. They’ve...

Caddo Lake National Heritage Area

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Representatives Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Mike Johnson (R-LA) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) today introduced legislation to create the Caddo Lake National Heritage Area (S. 2947 and H.R. 5957). The area proposed by the Caddo...

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