Saturday, March 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shreveport Aquarium, in partnership with Caddo Lake Institute is rearing and releasing this threatened species to help repopulate Caddo Lake.
Come celebrate and learn all about these extraordinary creatures and how we can all help them survive during our 4th annual Paddlefish Festival. Help us send-off the Paddlefish to their new home.
Join us for a fun day at the aquarium with:
Recycled art contest with prizes
Congrats to our art contest winners:
Ages 5-10: Emery Ivey
Ages 11-16: Jamie Jackson
Bossier Elementary Mrs. Warren's 3rd grade
Sun City Elementary Mrs. Marrero's 3rd grade
Crafts, airbrush tattoos & games
Paddlefish release at 2:15 pm
Mooringsport City Boat Ramp
Free with regular admission
Did you know that Paddlefish, a 300 million year old species, once common in Caddo lake, had completely disappeared from the lake after the construction of the dam at Lake O' the Pines? Through extensive habitat restoration and historic agreements with the Corps of Engineers, Caddo Lake is now prime habitat to restore the this prehistoric species, the paddlefish.