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LSU students to spend spring break restoring wetlands

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - For the sixth consecutive year, Andy Nyman, LSU associate professor of wetland wildlife management, and his service-learning students plan to spend spring break differently from those students flooding the beaches of Florida.

Nyman's team will be traveling to the Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area at the mouth of the Mississippi River to conduct wetland restoration projects.

Nyman began going on his spring break trips in 2009, when he and eight university students headed down the Mississippi River to plant black mangroves in hopes of holding nutrients in the vegetation.

This year, the trip has increased its number of students from eight to 12, which has increased the number of trees that can be planted, along with other activities involving erosion and vegetation research.

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