FOA “Atchafalayak” Campaign Update

As of February 11, 2015, we have received $1,850 and met the goal of funding one Atchafalayak for the SwampBase. We still have time to fund the second one and you can deduct the contribution from your 2015 taxes.

With the kickoff donation of $500 from FOA,
we only need about $200 more for the second Atchafalayak.


Thanks to these contributors who made this campaign a success!

Lucien Cutrera: $100

Anonymous: $10

Dr. Harry Brown: $100

Rene Burke: $20

Jason Knowles: $300

Charles and JoAnn Fryling: $100

Chad Aldridge: $20

Josephine Nixon: $100

Anonymous: $50

dabgate: $50

Ann Lowrey: $1,000


Also, thanks to the organizations and individuals who helped to spread the word, including:

Louisiana Wildlife Federation

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Atchafalaya Basin Program

Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America



FOA Atchafalayak Announcement:

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Friends of the Atchafalaya
P.O. Box 8250
Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2508

December 8, 2014

To: FOA Members and all Interested Parties

Subject: FOA Launching Campaign to buy Atchafalayak for the
Evangeline Area Council Boy Scout Council Atchafalaya Swamp Base!

* Starting Monday, Dec. 15, 2014: Go To: *

Friends of the Atchafalaya is encouraging all friends to help raise money to support the Atchafalaya Swamp Base. Here’s the deal. The Friends of the Atchafalaya want to help the Evangeline Area Council Boy Scouts by buying at least one of the Atchafalaya Kayaks, the “Atchafalayak,” that the Scouts are using for their Swamp Base. Each kayak costs about $1,200. Friends of the Atchafalaya is offering to contribute $500 toward the cost of one kayak and you can help us raise the rest. We hope to reach our goal by February 14, 2015, before the Swamp Base opens for 2015 trekkers.

Whether we reach the goal of the full purchase price of an Atchafalayak, we will do- nate the entire amount raised to the Evangeline Area Council to be used to support the Swamp Base. If we raise more money than the cost of a kayak we will give any additional funds raised to the Swamp Base. Lets see what we can do together.

If you want more information about the Swamp Base project go to Both Friends of the Atchafalaya and Evangeline Council are 501c3 organizations so your contribution will be tax deductible. We will send you the needed tax numbers with our thank you letter for your gift.

The donor making the largest donation will be given a personally autographed copy of Bryan Piazza’s book, The Atchafalaya Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland.

Contacts for further information:

Charles Caillouet, Secretary, Friends of the Atchafalaya,
Charles Fryling, Chair, Friends of the Atchafalaya,


Charles Fryling, Jr., President Friends of the Atchafalaya


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