Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Coates Bluff Nature Trail, adjacent to Magnet, Stoner Elem and Montessori

Here is a look at the North-South open space on the river side of Magnet, Stoner Elem and Montessori for Shreveport. This area, blank on the map, is an old river bed.

When the Great Raft clogged the main body of the Red River, side channels were developed. This former river bed, now an open space and wooded bottom, was a loop. The neighborhood called Anderson Island was created by this and other loops of the river.

This wooded area is being developed into a nature trail by a civic group called A Better Shreveport. The person who identified this area was nature education specialist Jon Soul of Montessori. .