La Fete d'Ecologie - 2013

La Fete d’Ecologie Slated for October 19, 2013

            The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) presents their annual La Fete d’Ecologie that will take place this year on October 19, 2013, at Lake End Park in Morgan City, Louisiana from 10 am to 5 pm.  This festival is a celebration of the amazing environment, rich history, and the unique blend of cultures found in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary. This national estuary is the 4.2 million acres between the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers (including the City of Morgan City) and, much like its people, is truly unique. It is also the most rapidly disappearing area on earth and is one of the world’s richest natural resources providing fisheries, rich farmland and oil and gas resources to the nation.

            Events for this year’s celebration include an opening ceremony at 10 am, live musical entertainment all day, magician Glen Ghirardi, a variety of activities for all ages, cast net throwing contest, a visit from the Cast Net King, a duck calling competition, various Folklife Artists demonstrations, interactive exhibits, estuary education, coastal restoration information and much more. A variety of food items consisting of jambalaya, white beans, pulled pork sandwiches, Boudin po-boys, and much more along with beverages will be for sale. Admission and parking into the park is free.

            Live entertainment through-out the day will begin at 10:45 am with performances by Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band at 12:30 pm, Don Rich Band at 2:00 pm, and King Pa Ka Yea’ Band at 3:45 pm.

            Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program was established by Congress through section 320 of the Clean Water Act in 1987 and is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. BTNEP works towards maintaining goals such as, preserving and restoring wetlands and barrier islands, realistically supporting diverse, natural biological communities, developing and meeting water quality standards that adequately protect estuarine resources and human health, promoting environmentally responsible economic activities that sustain estuarine resources and many more.

            BTNEP invites you to come, discover, experience and savor La Fete. For more information on this event visit www.btnep.org, BTNEP’s Facebook page, www.cajuncoast.com, or call the BTNEP office at 985-447-0868 or the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau at 800-256-2931.

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