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  • Plaquemines Parish Plaquemines Parish is Louisiana's southernmost Parish where the great Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The Parish is a region of ecological wonder with its many waterways, fishing and hunting grounds, and the best Citrus in the Country.
  • Plaquemines Sky ViewFrom the Empire Highrise you get a great view of the Delta Marina and the Mississippi River.
  • Woodland PlantationWoodland Plantation, in West Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, is the mansion depicted in A Home on the Mississippi, an 1871 lithograph which later was licensed for use on the label of Southern Comfort after prohibition ended.
  • Orange FestThis year we are celebrating the 66th Anniversary of the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival held annually the first full weekend of December. The festival will be held at Historic Fort Jackson in Buras, Louisiana, THE HOME OF THE ORANGE FESTIVAL.
  • Seafood IndustryWith the seafood industry being one of the leading sources of income and highest employers in Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish produces millions of pounds of shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish annually.
  • Plaquemines Parish Seafood FestivalThe Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival celebrates the rich heritage of the people of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Visitors will enjoy great local seafood and other unique, local food specialties. The festival offers continuous live music from popular local bands, and traditional Cajun music. Visitors will also enjoy crafts from local artisans, carnival rides, sandbagging contests, and the Seafood Queen Pageant. And there are helicopter rides that offer a view of the region and the Mississippi River.
  • OystersPlaquemines has a significant seafood industry. The parish exports millions of pounds of shrimp, crab, oysters, and fish annually.
  • Local MarketsPlaquemines Parish is well known for the finest in fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, available through local commercial outlets and numerous roadside outlets lining the major highways in the corridor. Small neighborhood commercial areas serve the communities along Highway 23 to Venice, and Highway 39 to Bohemia.
  • Old Belle Chasse FerryThe Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry is a ferry across the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Louisiana, connecting Belle Chasse and Scarsdale. The ferry opened in August 1959 and was originally free. Today, it carries a $1 toll for 2-axle vehicles, $2 for vehicles with at least 3 axles, and $.50 for motorcycles. The ferry is maintained by Plaquemines Parish.
  • A Sportman's ParadiseCatch big fish and big fun in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana. Just 30 minutes south of New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish known for its world-class fishing.
  • Fort JacksonFort Jackson is a decommissioned masonry fort located some 40 miles (64 km) up river from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It was constructed as a coastal defense of New Orleans between 1822 and 1832, and was a battle site in the American Civil War.[3] It is a National Historic Landmark. It was damaged in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and its condition is threatened.
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news Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary LaCerte Invites Veterans to Share Their Experiences with the VA Healthcare System at Town Hall Meetings to be held in September
The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) today announced a September schedule of town hall meetings with LDVA Secretary David LaCerte to be held across the state.
Posted:Thu, Aug 21 2014 03:12 pm
news Buras Shoreline Protection Project
BURAS, LA - Plaquemines Parish has begun work on the second phase of the Buras Boat Harbor Shoreline Protection Project which involves the creation of a new matting product to be placed on the shoreline.
Posted:Thu, Aug 21 2014 12:14 pm
news Plaquemines Parish Housing Assistance Program APPLICATIONS
The Plaquemines Parish Government is accepting applications from Parish residents affected by Hurricane Isaac to secure funding to rehabilitate their homes under its “Plaquemines Housing Assistance Program (PHAP).
Posted:Thu, Aug 21 2014 10:13 am
news Author Coming to Belle Chasse Library!
BELLE CHASSE, LA -- Author and historical research aficionado, Bob Rogers is returning to the New Orleans area in early September for lively discussionswith book-lovers, about his new murder mystery, The Laced Chameleon.
Posted:Thu, Aug 21 2014 10:10 am
news Empire Flood Gate Closure
EMPIRE, LA- The Empire flood gate will be exercised at 10 am on Friday, August 22, 2014 for routine maintenance.
Posted:Thu, Aug 21 2014 09:51 am
news State of Louisiana Accepting Public Comments on Funding for Isaac-Recovery Housing Program in Plaquemines Parish
BATON ROUGE - The State of Louisiana is accepting public comments on a Partial Action Plan that allocates $12.
Posted:Wed, Aug 20 2014 01:23 pm
news Dredging Industry Day
BELLE CHASSE, LA – Plaquemines Parish Government hosted a Dredging Industry Day at the Belle Chasse Auditorium on Thursday, August 14.
Posted:Tue, Aug 19 2014 01:15 pm
news Plaquemines Parish Government OHSEP host HazMat/WMD Class to Emergency Responders
BELLE CHASSE, LA- From August 11-13, 2014, Plaquemines Parish’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) hosted an Operational Level Response to HazMat/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Course at the Belle Chasse Auditorium.
Posted:Thu, Aug 14 2014 01:55 pm

YMCA Bunco Fundraiser

The YMCA will be hosting their second annual Bunco Fundraiser on Saturday, August 23rd at the Buras Auditorium at 4 pm.
Event Date:Sat, Aug 23 2014
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