STANDOFF AT LAKE MARTIN
Two Anhingas squabble over territory. Like many humans, they each want their own piece of this small but beautiful lake. Efforts by local residents and environmental groups like Save Lake Martin and the Sierra Club to oppose commercial development may have helped produce positive results recently, but vigilance is needed if the lake is to be preserved into the future. St. Martin Parish is seeking an injunction ending improper operations by Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours and forcing the removal of non-compliant construction. The case will be heard in 16th Judicial District court at 10 a.m. on June 17.