bayou lafourche

Environment
10:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Leeville Arts And Heritage Festival Draws Attention To Disappearing Town

Leeville Arts and Heritage Festival

Leeville, Louisiana is at the southern tip of Bayou Lafourche, along Louisiana state Highway 1. Recent decades have seen the town all but wash away, due to coastal erosion.

This Saturday, March 29, marks the first ever Leeville Arts and Heritage Festival. Janet Rhodus is the executive director of Launch Leeville, a nonprofit founded to promote the town. The Baton Rouge resident described her first trip to Leeville.

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Environment
11:00 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Volunteers Sought For Bayou Lafourche Sweep

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program expects to find a wide variety of junk in Bayou Lafourche when the group does its annual cleanup along 106 miles of the waterway March 15.

A spokesman says past finds in sweeps of the bayou, which provides drinking water for communities along its banks, have included old toilets and underwear.

The Daily Comet reports the group is seeking volunteers for the cleanup.