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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 Ferry Service Update
Beginning on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Plaquemines Parish ferry boat running from Belle Chasse to Scarsdale will begin operation at 4 am instead of 5 am to accommodate the heavy influx of workers during the morning hours.
Posted:Thu, Jan 29 2015 10:24 am
 
news Help Prevent Lead Poisoning during Mardi Gras Season
Prevent Lead Poisoning during Mardi Gras seasonMardi Gras is a time for family fun in Louisiana.
Posted:Wed, Jan 28 2015 11:40 am
 
news Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Hosts Community Meetings on Flood Risks
Join the CPRA and their local partners for a community conversation to learn more about your flood risk and how to better protect your family and your home or business.
Posted:Thu, Jan 22 2015 11:23 am
 
news Plaquemines Parish releases Multiyear Implementation Plan for RESTORE Funding
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico releasing a significant amount of oil and affecting wildlife, fisheries and livelihoods across the Gulf and especially in Plaquemines Parish.
Posted:Thu, Jan 22 2015 09:52 am
 
news Empire Floodgate Dredging Scheduled
EMPIRE, LA – The contractor on the Empire Floodgate Kiewit and Pittman will be dredging for construction purposes associated with the floodgate this upcoming Saturday, January 24, 2015 and Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Doullut Canal.
Posted:Thu, Jan 22 2015 08:45 am
 
news Louisiana Seeks Analysis of Post-Katrina Recovery Investments
BATON ROUGE - Today the Louisiana Office of Community Development - Disaster Recovery Unit issued a national Request for Information to gather options for analyzing the socioeconomic impact of the more than $14.
Posted:Tue, Jan 20 2015 02:32 pm
 
news No Garbage Collection Due to Holiday
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA -- Due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday, January 19, 2015 there will be no garbage collection that day.
Posted:Fri, Jan 16 2015 02:39 pm
 
news Highway 23 Closure for Weekend
Highway 23, Belle Chasse Highway, will have left lane closures to traffic in both directions from H Street to Kappa Street this weekend, starting Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6 p.
Posted:Thu, Jan 15 2015 02:22 pm
 
 
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Free Boater Safety Workshop

The LSU AgCenter, in conjunction with the US Coast Guard, is hosting a free boater safety workshop at the Plaquemines Parish Library, Belle Chasse Branch on February 3rd, 2015 from 5 pm to 7pm.
Event Date:Tue, Feb 03 2015
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Harbor of Refuge Community Outreach Meeting

LA Sea Grant/ LSU AgCenter will be holding a community outreach meeting on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5 pm located at the Buras Auditorium 35619 Highway 11 Buras, LA 70041.
Event Date:Wed, Feb 04 2015
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Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Hosts Community Meetings on Flood Risks

The meeting will be held at the Belle Chasse Auditorium on February 25, 2015 at 5 pm.
Event Date:Wed, Feb 25 2015
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3rd Annual United Way Jambalaya Cook-Off

Come Stir It Up at the 3rd Annual “Jambalaya Cook-off”.
Event Date:Sat, Mar 28 2015
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