Thank You Carl Bakay

Carl demonstrates water testing

We note the passing of our friend, mentor and helper Carl Bakay. Carl had been the leader of the Bayou Teche Water Sentinals sampling program and had been a scientific advisor to us before he took the lead on the sampling and data reporting project. Carl had found money to upgrade some of our sampling equipment, had done training workshops for our water sample team members, and had always been available to go out on sampling day and fill in where needed. Carl was a true scientist. He understood the value of consistent data collected over time for showing water quality trends. He made every water sampling day an important event with reminders, offers of help and tips on how to do things. Carl was the guy working our Water Sentinals table this last time around for the Shake Your Trail Feather Festival.

Carl had worked in industry as a chemist so he knew his stuff. We will miss his steady guidance and commitment to knowledge about water quality on Bayou Teche. Thank you Carl from all of us. If you would like to see Carl’s obituary you can go to this link: Obituary

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