FOA gets Tourism Support

It’s been a busy month for the Friends. Last month, i posted a short note about bringing Experience Atchafalaya Days back in October, and i said that i would say more. Well, it’s time for more.

The Friends of the Atchafalaya and the Atchafalaya Heritage Area received a letter from Lt. Governor Landrieu informing us that we have been selected to receive support from the LA Office of Tourism for Experience Atchafalaya Days 2009. The Office of Tourism will provide funding for the planning, organization and promotion of the events. We are currently negotiating a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Office and expect to be able to announce the signing soon.

Meanwhile, we have been busy starting up the planning process and the first visible product is the new web site. Please visit it, sign up for as an organizer or participant, and stay in touch with the developments. There are several ways of finding an event for you, using event categories, dates, text search and even a Google map.

Let us know what you think of it and volunteer to help us get the word out about the richness of our Basin resources and the need for more work to conserve them for the future.

Charles Caillouet, President of the Board of Directors
Friends of the Atchafalaya