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Our Muddy Adventure


Nick, Kaela, Sophie Z

28th of June, 2017


New Orleans '17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Today we woke up at 6:30 to take off the training wheels and go to the marsh. Unlike the canals from Tuesday, we were working in the mushy dead plant matter that had collected on the bottom of the marsh. As soon as we hopped off the boat we sunk into the muck past our knees. We trudged through the mud, stirring up a horrid smell that reminded us of rotting eggs. The smell was caused by hydrogen sulfide that was created from decaying life under the water. Our skin and clothes absorbed the scent and the mud and it got EVERYWHERE!!! The experience was unforgettable and filled with alligator fear, snakes on the water and a whole lot of perseverance. In the end, It was actually a whole lot of fun and amazing to see all of the work that we had accomplished!! Despite all of our discomfort, we know that we made a difference. That difference is: habitats for the wildlife, a natural barrier for wakes created by boats and wind, and creating smaller bodies of water that are more serene and less murky. We all bonded over our experiences today and pushed ourselves past what we thought we could do.




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