Did you know that the Vermilion River was formed from "the bottom up," as tides from Vermilion Bay slowly eroded the marshes and land in the watershed? Or that it is managed through the pumping station in Krotz Springs? What about the history of the Vermilion as one of the most polluted waterways in the 1970s, a trend that has thankfully been reversed in recent years? Our very own Vermilion River is an important part of the natural and built ecosystem of Acadiana, so come out to our next Science on the Bayou to learn more from the people doing research on and managing it! We will have four short talks, beginning at 6:30pm: “Flooding as a Natural Process: Sustainable Natural Resource Management of the Bayou Vermilion" - Emile Ancelet, Director of Water Quality, Bayou Vermilion District "Reducing Flood Risk in the Vermillion Watershed: Is there a Simple Fix?" - Dr. Emad Habib, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, and Director, Watershed Flood Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette "The X-Factor: Current and Future Implications of Flooding Beyond the Flood Zone in Acadiana" - Dr. Robert Miller, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, and Associate Director, Watershed Flood Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette "Managing Fresh Water Flows in Bayou Teche & Vermilion River" - Don Sagrera, M.S., Executive Director, Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District Come to the The Jefferson Street Pub in Downtown Lafayette early for a beverage and stick around for talks beginning at 6:30. We hope to see you there!