Mike Boydstun http://redriverradio.org en Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia http://redriverradio.org/post/red-river-waterway-commission-steps-weevil-program-kill-salvinia <p>The Red River Waterway Commission&rsquo;s new research biologist is on the job. Allie Cozad&#39;s mission is to raise armies of giant salvinia eating weevils to release on infested areas of the Red River. She realizes it&#39;s an uphill battle.</p><p></p><p>&ldquo;It takes a lot of weevil to do a lot of damage,&quot; Cozad said by phone, adding that the salvinia problem feels like job security as she starts her work as a commission employee.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 34183 at http://redriverradio.org Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia Pineville recreation area to get second disc golf course http://redriverradio.org/post/pineville-recreation-area-get-second-disc-golf-course <p>The Red River Waterway Commission started construction this month on a second disc golf course at Fort Buhlow Recreation Area near Pineville in Rapides Parish. The first 18-hole course completed there a year ago has been well used.&nbsp; The commission’s operations director Mike Boydstun said enthusiasm for the sport surprised him. It’s drawn new people to the recreation area.</p><p></p><p>“You wouldn’t expect them to be out there in the heat of the day this time of year, but we have a lot of people who just come all day long," Boydstun said.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 32673 at http://redriverradio.org Pineville recreation area to get second disc golf course