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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 Public Hearing Cancellation
Due to recent Council action, the Public Hearing, related to the Long Term Community Recovery Plan CDBG Disaster Recovery Program, scheduled for Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 4PM at the Belle Chasse Library Meeting Room, 8442 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA is no longer necessary at this time.
Posted:Mon, Mar 02 2015 09:16 am
 
news LA 23, Belle Chasse Highway
LA 23, Belle Chasse Highway, will have right lane closures to traffic northbound from H Street to Kappa Street this weekend, starting at 6:00 AM on Saturday, February 28th until 5:30 AM on Monday, March 2nd.
Posted:Fri, Feb 27 2015 11:16 am
 
news Belle Chasse Tunnel Closure
Belle Chasse - Belle Chasse Tunnel (LA 23) will be closed from 7:00 PM Friday, February 27, 2015 until 5:00 AM Monday, March 2, 2015 to perform injection sealant of the horizontal roadway joints and to perform test closures of the flood gates.
Posted:Fri, Feb 27 2015 08:09 am
 
news State and Local Officials Tour Coastal Protection and Restoration Projects in Plaquemines Parish
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA – State and local leaders met on February 4, 2015, to tour several coastal projects in Plaquemines Parish.
Posted:Thu, Feb 19 2015 10:20 am
 
news Temporary bypass channel being closed briefly in Plaquemines Parish
NEW ORLEANS – The US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and its contractors are implementing a temporary bypass channel in Empire, Louisiana.
Posted:Wed, Feb 18 2015 02:33 pm
 
news Ferry Department Update
The Plaquemines Parish Ferry Department currently has two boats in service.
Posted:Tue, Feb 10 2015 11:10 am
 
news East Bank Levee Project Updates
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA- The East Bank levee project for Plaquemines Parish is well underway.
Posted:Fri, Feb 06 2015 01:49 pm
 
news Plaquemines Parish OHSEP Update
Plaquemines Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) has achieved great success over the past few weeks that put the office in a unique class of emergency management.
Posted:Fri, Feb 06 2015 12:53 pm
 
 
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Dinner for Danae

There will be a fundraiser held for Danae Burt, Councilman Charlie Burt's wife who has been diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma of the Lymph Nodes to help support costs of her medical treatments.
Event Date:Sun, Mar 22 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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Free Rabies Vaccinations in Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish Health and Animal Control Departments are offering free rabies vaccinations throughout March and April at several locations in Plaquemines Parish.
Event Date:Sat, Mar 28 2015
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Hurricane Preparedness Day

Plaquemines Parish is pleased to announce the date of the Annual Hurricane Preparedness Day scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2015 from 2 - 6 pm.
Event Date:Thu, Jun 04 2015
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