Lakes project is topic for ‘Reflections’ event

Jeffery Carbo spoke about the project to restore the LSU lakes at the Burden Horticulture Society’s “Reflections in the Garden” program May 4.

He showed slides about the history of the lakes and different proposals to make them more environmentally sustainable and appealing to visitors, improve water quality and increase bird habitat. There will be more public meetings about the plan.

“Reflections in the Garden” is a monthly lunch program about horticulture and gardening. Mark Meese will lead a program on gardening with succulents from noon-1 p.m. Monday, June 1, at the LSU AgCenter Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. The BHS website is

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