Archive for the ‘Upcoming Activities’ Category

Come Out for Bayou Teche

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Cajuns for Bayou Teche


A benefit to aid in the clean up of Bayou Teche.

Battle for the Bayou:

Café Des Amis in Pont Breaux, LA

October 29, 2009

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Complimentary Wine Tasting/ Hors d’hourves at 6:00 p.m.

Live Music by:

Bon Soir Catin, David Greely, & Drew Landry

Contact: Blake Couvillion @ 230-8596

for TICKETS and information

Atchafalaya NGO Forum

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

On September 3, 2009, at 4:00 PM, in the Auditorium of the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, 100 S River Road in Baton Rouge, a special public meeting will be held.

The Friends of the Atchafalaya will present a public forum on the future of the Atchafalaya Basin.

Talk with representatives of National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense, Sierra Club, Black Bear Conservation Coalition, The Nature Conservancy, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, and Atchafalaya BasinKeeper, each of which is advancing conservation through work with policy-makers and partnerships with government agencies.

Public participation is invited.

For the full press release, go to:


October is Atchafalaya Month

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

It’s official !

Governor Jindal has officially proclaimed October as Atchafalaya Month!

Get ready for Experience Atchafalaya Days
in Atchafalaya Month in Louisiana.

Go to for details.

Public Hearing Dates Released

Monday, July 20th, 2009

According to an email update from the Atchafalaya Basin Program, the dates for the August hearings to collect recommendations for 2011 Basin Program project idea have been updated. I have not seen a post on the APB Web page yet but you should find something there soon.


Experience Atchafalaya Days

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Friends of the Atchafalaya, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, and the Louisiana Office of Tourism are planning Experience Atchafalaya Days for the month of October 2009. If you are interested in hosting or participating in an event, you can go to

EAD2009 Alert!

If you want your event or sponsorship to be included in all future Experience Atchafalaya Days promotion material, we need your information as soon as possible. Right now, our presenting sponsors are the FOA, the Heritage Area and the Office of Tourism. Audubon/LA Coastal Initiative has signed on as a supporting sponsor but we could use more help to get the word out and to support the events. You can add events until they happen, but we can’t guarantee that you will be included in all material.  T-shirts and brochures go to printing on September 1, so we need all sponsors to respond by August 24 so that we can add your name and logo to the graphics.


July Basin Meetings

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The Atchafalaya Basin Program schedule shows a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting on July 1, a Research and Promotion Board meeting on July 15, and a Wood Stork Birding event on July 19.


Fryling at Jones Creek Library

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Our own board member Charlie Fryling of the LSU Landscape Architecture Department, the Atchafalaya info man for the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, the Friends, and other conservation organizations, will present his photographic images of the Basin at the Jones Creek Regional Library in June.

Charlie will also present a program on the animal and plant life of the Atchafalaya Basin at the library at 6222 Jones Creek Road in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 7PM.

If you miss this one, Charlie will be in Zachary in July and plans to hold another presentation for Experience Atchafalaya Days in October.


DNR/TNC To Sign Agreement

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

News Advisory from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources – May 12, 2009

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana to sign agreement on Friday, May 15


Tourism Week Update

Monday, May 11th, 2009

The Tourism Week events started today at the Butte LaRose Welcome Center with a focus on St. Martin Parish. The Sherriff’s department cooked red beans, Mullate’s cooked jambalaya, McGee’s cooked fried alligator, Crawfish Town USA had bread pudding, and there was cous-cous out on the porch (sorry, i missed who was cooking that.)


Tourism Week at the Welcome Center

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

A little publicized event is happening each day next week (May 11 – 15, 2009) from 10 AM to 2 PM. Area volunteeer groups and individuals will gather at the Butte LaRose Welcome Center to cook food, have fun and promote South Louisiana Tourism and their organizations. The groups range from Federal, State and local government agencies to local businesses, tour operators, musicians and story tellers. The list is pretty long.

The details that i have are sparse but it looks like fun to me, so go on out and take a look-see.

I’ll post a report after i see what’s really going on.