STEP OUTSIDE® Day slated for Saturday, May 12th

Published April 23, 2012

KROTZ SPRINGS – STEP OUTSIDE Day, a unique outdoor education program, will take place at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in the Atchafalaya Basin.


The 8th Annual STEP OUTSIDE Day is open to all children and adults. Locally sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, STEP OUTSIDE Day targets youths and individuals with special needs to provide them an opportunity to engage in safe, hands-on outdoor activities.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area Headquarters.  Activities will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


STEP OUTSIDE is a national program administered by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to increase participation in outdoor sports. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the 2011 Flood and operation of the Morganza Floodway. In previous years, more than 600 registrants participated in the event.


This year’s event includes fishing, archery, boating, target and trap shooting, nature photography, bird watching, ATV safety, and owl pellet dissection. Exhibits on adaptive equipment, water safety, Louisiana black bear information, turkey trapping demonstrations, trapping techniques, and turkey and duck calling will also be featured. Be sure to stick around for the prize drawings to take place after lunch.


No alcoholic beverages or glass containers will be allowed on the premises.  Due to the nature of activities, liability waiver forms must be completed.


To obtain registration forms or get detailed driving directions to the Sherburne Headquarters, call the Corps of Engineers, Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System Project Office at 337-585-0853.


For more information, visit the following links:



Recreation in New Orleans District, Corps of Engineers:

Brian L. Osberghaus
Ricky Boyett

Release no. 12-023