Atchafalaya Heritage Area Hearings

Monday night was the first of several hearings held by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area as part of a management planning process. Each area is required, as part of its Federal designation, to prepare a management plan, and these hearings are one of the first steps in establishing a scope and approach to creating and operating the Heritage Area.

If you have any ideas about what the Heritage Area should provide in coordination, management or services to the public, then you should try to attend one of these meetings and have your voice recorded.

If you can’t make a meeting, you can download a comment form and send it in with your suggestions. Click here:
Comment Submission Form (postage paid mailer)
or go to the Atchafalaya Heritage Area website at: and click on the link with the same name as the one above.

The National Park Service planning folks are helping the local group to prepare the plan.

Tuesday 6/24 9:00 – 11:00 am
Lafayette – Lafayette
Jean Lafitte National Park,
Acadian Cultural Center, 501 Fisher Road,

Tuesday 6/24 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Concordia – Vidalia
Vidalia Conference & Convention Center,
112 Front St.
Wednesday 6/25 1:00 – 3:00 pm
St. Martin – Breaux Bridge
St. Martin Parish Fire District Office/
Fire Training Center, 1035-A Ruth Bridge Hwy

6/25 5:00 – 7:00 pm
St. Landry – Eunice
Jean Lafitte National Park Acadian
Cultural Center, 250 West Park Ave

6/26 11 am – 1:00 pm
Iberia – New Iberia
Office of Paul J. Allain, Architect,
109 N. Weeks St

Thursday 6/26 4:00 – 6:00 pm
St. Mary – Patterson
Louisiana State Museum, 118 Cotton Road,
just above Morgan City off LA 90 in Kemper
Williams Park, adjacent to the Patterson Civic
Center (go through Civic Center parking lot).

Friday 6/27 10:00 am -Noon
Terrebonne – Houma
Terrebonne Parish Council meeting room,
8026 Main St., 2nd floor – Parking is on 6th floor

You can find out more about the Atachafalaya Heritage Area at:


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