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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 East Bank Water Department Open
The East Bank Water Department of Plaquemines Parish will be open three days a week beginning on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Posted:Thu, Apr 17 2014 03:12 pm
 
news Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival: May 16th to 18th
BELLE CHASSE, LA- Showcasing the greatest seafood in the world, The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival has brought about a greater awareness of the finest ingredients of Louisiana cuisine while raising several hundred thousand dollars for local charities.
Posted:Wed, Apr 16 2014 04:04 pm
 
news Public Notice- Request for Qualifications
Project No 14-11-03Plaquemines Parish Government is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from firms interested in providing coastal oceanographic services to establish a scientifically and technically sound updated mapping of the flood hazard for Plaquemines Parish including supporting the participation in the Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedures (LAMP) Pilot Project; and to provide scientific, engineering, and modeling information and recommendations for Diversion Projects throughout the Parish of Plaquemines.
Posted:Tue, Apr 15 2014 11:31 am
 
news Town Hall Meeting Tonight in Buras Cancelled
The Town Hall Meeting scheduled for tonight, April 14th at 6 pm in Buras, La at the Buras Auditorium has been cancelled due to the severe weather forecast for this evening.
Posted:Mon, Apr 14 2014 08:57 am
 
news Plaquemines Parish LAMP (Levee Analysis and Mapping Procedures) Meeting
BELLE CHASSE, LA – The LLPT (Local Levee Partnership Team) met March 25-26, 2014 in Belle Chasse as part of the LAMP Program.
Posted:Thu, Apr 10 2014 10:09 am
 
news Marin Deepwater Operations Open in Belle Chasse
BELLE CHASSE, LA – Marin, the international deepwater specialist, has officially opened a subsea support base here in Belle Chasse.
Posted:Thu, Apr 03 2014 02:43 pm
 
news LSU AgCenter SeaGrant Hosting Crab Industry Workshop 3
The LSU Ag Center SeaGrant office is hosting a Crab Industry Workshop on Tuesday April 8, 2014, from 9am- noon.
Posted:Wed, Apr 02 2014 01:16 pm
 
news Belle Chasse Tunnel to Close Overnight for Cleaning
BELLE CHASSE, La - The Belle Chasse Tunnel will be closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday, April 3, from 7 pm to 2 am for cleaning.
Posted:Tue, Apr 01 2014 10:51 am
 
 
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Coastal Zone Management Advisory Committee Meeting

The Coastal Zone Management Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm at the Plaquemines Parish Government Engineering Conference Room 102 Avenue G Belle Chasse, LA 70037.
Event Date:Wed, Apr 23 2014
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Oilfield Crawfish Boil-Off

2014 Oilfield Crawfish Boil-Off April 26th from 11 AM to 6 PM at Historic Fort Jackson.
Event Date:Sat, Apr 26 2014
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Healthy Kids Day

Join us at the Buras YMCA for Healthy Kids Day from 9:30 am to 4 pm on May 3rd.
Event Date:Sat, May 03 2014
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Neon Family Fun Run 5k

Join us at the Buras YMCA for a Neon Family Fun Run on Saturday, May 3rd with registration starting at 9:30 am and the race beginning at 10:30 am.
Event Date:Sat, May 03 2014
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Plaquemines Parish Clean Up Day

Plaquemines Parish Clean Up Day will be held on May 3, 2014 at 8 am.
Event Date:Sat, May 03 2014
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Seafood Festival 5K Run

Join us for the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival 5k Run on Sunday, May 18th registration starts at 7:30 am and the race begins at 8:30 am.
Event Date:Sun, May 18 2014
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Plaquemines Parish Hurricane Preparedness Day

Plaquemines Parish Hurricane Preparedness Day will be held on Monday, June 2nd from 2pm to 6 pm.
Event Date:Mon, Jun 02 2014
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