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  • #61
    Traditional Independence Day Celebration at

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ann Durel
    June 25, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

    Traditional Independence Day Celebration at
    Fairview-Riverside State Park July 4th

    MADISONVILLE - A Traditional Independence Day celebration with games to be hosted by Fairview-Riverside State Park July 4th from 2 until 4 p.m. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the family for a day of old-fashioned fun starting with the watermelon seed-spitting contest at 2 pm, followed by sack racing at 2:30 p.m., a water balloon toss at 3 and a Hoola Hoop contest at 3:30. All contests will be divided into appropriate age categories. Sample homemade ice cream under the oaks near Otis House Museum in between contests!
    The program is free with park admission of $1 per person, age 3 and under or 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 locally or 1-888-677-3247 toll free.
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    FOR IMMDEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ann Durel
    June 25, 2008 985-792-4652

    Otis House Museum offers a Beginners Embroidery Workshop for Youth
    MADSIONVILLE - Otis House Museum in Fairview-Riverside State Park is offering a beginners embroidery workshop on July 17th from 9:30 am until noon for children age 9 and older to learn basic embroidery stitches. The participants will examine embroidered textiles to identify stitches and the importance of needlework skills during the 19th century. Registration is required and a supply list will be given.
    The program is free with park admission on $1 per person; children under 3 and seniors are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located 1 mile east of Madisonville on Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the Tchefuncte River and Otis House Museum. For more information or to register call 985-792-4652 locally or 1-888-677-3247 toll free.
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
    June 25, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

    Basket Weaving Workshop For Youth offered at Otis House Museum on July 25th
    MADISONVILLE - Join the Interpretive Ranger on July 25th at 9:30 a.m. at the Otis House Museum to learn one of oldest crafts known to humankind. This beginners' basket weaving workshop will cover the history and techniques of this relaxing and rewarding craft. During the workshop you will weave a beautiful little basket that is yours to keep! You will develop the basic techniques necessary to make a variety of baskets. Pre-registration is required and the class is restricted to youths age 9 and older. All supplies are included.
    The program is free with park admission of $1 per person, children under 3 and seniors 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site also offers camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River and Otis House Museum. To pre-register or for more information call toll free 1-888-677-3247 or locally 985-792-4652.
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    • #62
      Thinking Green At Audubon State Historic Site

      NEWS RELEASE
      Office of State Parks

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Carrie Miller
      June 28, 2008 1-888-677-2838


      THINKING GREEN AT AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE
      ST. FRANCISVILLE -- Visitors of all ages are invited to Audubon State Historic Site during the "Thinking Green" program on Saturday, July 19. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy a day full of environmentally friendly discussions, exhibits and demonstrations. From organic foods to energy sources, Audubon S.H.S. will showcase booths from area organizations including Entergy, Whole Foods and others. This program will be an opportunity to learn about the efforts to protect the environment, on a community as well as a statewide level.
      "Thinking Green is a new program for the park reflecting the changing interests of our visitors." said John House, Manager of Audubon S.H.S. "The name of Audubon is forever connected to nature and the preservation of the natural environment. It is this legacy that the program continues for future generations to discover." Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily for tours throughout the year. The park includes an Interpretive Center, Oakley House, slave cabins, gardens, kitchen, trails, picnic area and picnic pavilion. Audubon SHS is located north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish. The fee is $2 per person with children (12 and under) and seniors (62 and over) admitted free. For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area. ###

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      • #63
        Port Hudson SHS Adds New Exhibit on the > "> Louisiana

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        > PRESS RELEASE
        > Office of State Parks
        >
        > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard
        > July 23, 2008 (225) 342-5473
        >
        >
        > Port Hudson SHS Adds New Exhibit on the > "> Louisiana African
        > American Heritage Trail
        > ">
        >
        >
        > BATON ROUGE - Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu today announced the latest
        > addition to the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail at Port
        > Hudson State Historic Site> '> s museum. The new exhibit consists of a
        > diorama that depicts the assault of the 1st and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards on the Confederate military installation. "> The Office of State Parks is committed to presenting an authentic experience at its Historic Sites, and the legacy of the African-American soldiers who participated in the country> '> s longest siege is part of that experience,> "> said Lt. Governor Landrieu. > "> We are honored to place this tribute to the soldiers of the Louisiana Native Guards at Port Hudson State Historic Site.> "> The 1st Louisiana Native Guard, along with the 3rd Louisiana Native Guard, participated in the initial assault at the Siege of Port Hudson on May 27. Approaching from the north toward the heavily fortified bluff, the diorama illustrates the valor and fortitude of the soldiers during a dangerous strike at the Confederate forces. The outstanding detail of the exhibit and the accompanying audio commentary feature make this display a > '> must see> '> on the Trail. The Louisiana African American Heritage Trail, opened in February, links together 26 sites, including local museums, churches and cultural centers across Louisiana and explores the state> '> s rich and diverse African American heritage. The Trail, one of only two in the nation, is a project of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the Office of Tourism> '> s Product Development Section.
        > Port Hudson SHS is the site of the longest genuine siege in American
        > military history. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974,
        > the site is host to Civil War reenactments and living history events
        > throughout the year. The site is located on US 61 near Zachary, about
        > 15 minutes north of Baton Rouge. For more information on Port Hudson>
        > '> s site call 888-677-3400 toll free or 654-3775 locally. ###
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        >

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        • #64
          Lt. Governor&gt; '&gt; s Office Adjusts August Schedules

          Lt. Governor> '> s Office Adjusts August Schedules
          > at State Park Swimming Pools
          >
          >
          > BATON ROUGE - Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu announced today that the Office of State Parks will adjust swimming pool schedules at sites around the state to ensure that visitors receive certified lifeguard supervision when pools are open through the end of the summer season.
          > "We want to continue to provide swimming opportunities at our sites through Labor Day, but many of our lifeguards return to school in August,> "> said Lt. Governor Landrieu, whose office oversees the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the Office of State Parks. > "> We want to ensure a safe environment for all who use State Park facilities.> ">
          > The end of summer schedule for State Park pools will run as follows:
          >
          > Bayou Segnette Wave Pool & Overnight Pool (Westwego): Starting Aug. 6, the Wavepool will be open Wednesday-Sunday and on Labor Day.
          > Chemin-A-Haut (Bastrop): Normal schedule through Aug. 17, then open on weekends only and on Labor Day.
          > Chicot (Ville Platte): Pool open Wednesday-Sunday through Aug. 10, then open on weekends only.
          > Lake Bistineau (Doyline): Normal schedule through Aug. 10, then open on weekends only and on Labor Day.
          > Lake D'Arbonne (Farmerville): Normal schedule through Aug. 17, then open on weekends only and on Labor Day.
          > North Toledo Bend (Zwolle): Normal schedule through Aug. 10, then open on weekends only and on Labor Day.
          > St. Bernard (Braithewaite): Normal schedule through Labor Day weekend. Pool will be open Labor Day.
          >
          > All State Park pools are closed for maintenance on Mondays during the summer season, with the exception of holiday Mondays. No State Parks swimming pools will be open after Sept. 1.
          > State Parks with designated beach swimming areas include: Cypremort Point SP, east of Franklin; Jimmie Davis SP in Chatham; Fontainebleau SP in Mandeville; Grand Isle SP on Grand Isle; Lake Bistineau SP near Doyline; Lake Bruin SP in St. Joseph; Lake Claiborne SP in Homer; and Poverty Point Reservoir SP in Delhi. All beach areas are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but do not have lifeguard supervision. Standard day-use admission of $1 per person provides beach access.
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          • #65
            Life on a Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site

            NEWS RELEASE
            Office of State Parks

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Carrie Miller
            July 29, 2008 1-888-677-2838


            Life on a Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site
            ST. FRANCISVILLE -- Visitors of all ages are invited to Audubon State Historic Site during the month of August, to enjoy the Life on a Plantation program series. Each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a different aspect of plantation life will be featured; scheduled activities are as follows:
            Aug 2 Dressed to Kill - Games and clothing for the men of Oakley Plantation in the early 1800s.
            Aug 9 Games People Play - Try your hands with games both children and adults played on the plantation.
            Aug 16 The Gentle Arts - Explores the daily life of a plantation mistress and both her duties and recreations.
            Aug 23 Curing the Sick - Features medical practices on a plantation.
            Aug 30 Life in a Slave Cabin - Visitors are invited to explore the lives of the workers on a plantation by visiting where they actually lived.

            "Life on a Plantation is a new program for the park, reflecting the changing interests of our visitors," said John House, Manager of Audubon S.H.S. "The program gives the visitors a chance to step back, relax, and enjoy a more simple time surrounded by the natural beauty of the park."
            Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily for tours throughout the year. The park includes an Interpretive Center, Oakley House, slave cabins, gardens, kitchen, trails, picnic area and pavilion.
            Audubon SHS is located north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish. The fee is $2 per person with children (12 and under) and seniors (62 and over) admitted free. For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area.
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            • #66
              Exploring Night Vision at Fairview-Riverside

              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
              August 7, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

              Exploring Night Vision at Fairview-Riverside State Park on August 22nd MADISONVILLE - Meet the Interpretive Ranger in the parking lot of the Otis House Museum in Fairview-Riverside State Park for a guided night hike through the dark, weather permitting at 8 p.m. This exciting evening program will explore the senses and allow us to become more familiar with the dark. Learn how our eyes operate, how we perceive colors, shapes and movement and how this relates to some animal night vision. This evening program is designed for ages 9 through adult. Participants are encouraged to bring mosquito spray.
              The program is free with park admission of $1 per person, seniors 62 + and children under 3 are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site also includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River and Otis House Museum. For more information call toll free 1-888-677-3247 or locally 985-792-4652.
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              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
              August 7, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

              ZooMobile Coming to Fairview-Riverside State Park August 30

              MADISONVILLE - Visitors to Fairview-Riverside State Park on Saturday, August 30th are invited to an educational program - Animal Habitat Investigations - presented by the Audubon Nature Institute's ZooMobile at 1 p.m. The staff and volunteers will be under the oaks near Otis House Museum in the park's day-use
              area with a presentation on animal habits and habitats. Learn about where and how various animals live and how they survive in their habitat. Hands-on learning aids will be used to reinforce the program and live animals will be presented.
              The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4- 61. Children under 3 or seniors 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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              • #67
                2007 Fish of the Year Announced

                Aug 14, 2008

                For Immediate Release


                2007 Fish of the Year Announced

                The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association has selected a state record-setting fish from 2007 as the year’s most notable catch. LOWA, the organization responsible for maintaining Louisiana’s fish records, makes annual Fish of the Year Awards to the most-prestigious landings in the rod-and-reel and fly-fishing categories.
                Iota saltwater angler Marion Rose’s 124.50 pound Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) caught last June 23rd earned the award in the rod and reel category.
                Rose was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico at the Garden Banks, aboard Capt. Mickey Foret's boat the "Reel Pursuit" out of Pecan Island, LA. Rose landed the fish using a Penn Slammer rod, equipped with a Shimano Spheros DS 14000 reel, spooled with Berkley Power Pro 80# test line. Spanish sardine was used as bait.
                The monster Cubera snapper represents a new 1st place state breaking the previous record that stood for a quarter of a century. Mike Hebert's Cubera weighing 121.50 was caught in July 1982.
                Rose will receive his award at a presentation Saturday evening, October 18 at the LOWA annual conference in Morgan City.

                L.O.W.A. is a non-profit, professional organization of outdoor writers, editors, broadcasters and other communicators and maintains the official state freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing records. For more information or to obtain a color digital image of Rose with his fish contact Bill Ford, LOWA Fish Records Committee Chair by email: [email protected].
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                • #68
                  ZooMobile Coming to Fairview-Riverside State Park Augus

                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                  August 15, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                  ZooMobile Coming to Fairview-Riverside State Park August 30

                  MADISONVILLE - Visitors to Fairview-Riverside State Park on Saturday, August 30th are invited to an educational program - Animal Habitat Investigations - presented by the Audubon Nature Institute's ZooMobile at 1 p.m. The staff and volunteers will be under the oaks near Otis House Museum in the park's day-use area with a presentation on animal habits and habitats. Learn about where and how various animals live and how they survive in their habitat. Hands-on learning aids will be used to reinforce the program and live animals will be presented.
                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4- 61. Children under 3 or seniors 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                  August 15, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                  Junior Ranger Day at Fairview-Riverside State Park September 6

                  MADISONVILLE - Fairview-Riverside State Park invites children ages 7 and older to
                  participate in the Louisiana State Parks Junior Ranger Program on Saturday, September 6th from 9 until 11 a.m. Join the Interpretive Ranger for orientation and program details under the oaks near Otis House Museum. This educational program will enhance your child's experiences at Louisiana State Preservation Areas, Historic Sites and Parks. A parent or guardian must accompany the participants and pre-registration is required. Two interpretive programs (nature hike and Otis House Museum tour) are scheduled for the morning that will pre-qualify interested children to receive a Junior Ranger handbook. The candidate will then complete activities within the handbook about the interpretive experiences. Upon completion, return the handbook to the Interpretive Ranger and participate in one more activity to receive your official Louisiana State Parks Junior Ranger patch and certificate. Your child will then become an official Louisiana State Parks Junior Ranger.
                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person, ages 4 - 61. Seniors aged 62+ and children under 3 are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or 985-845-3318 locally or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                  August 15, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652
                  Fairview-Riverside State Park presents Eyes at Night September 26th
                  MADISONVILLE - Visitors to Fairview-Riverside State Park on September 26th are invited to hike along the boardwalk at 7:30 pm to see animal eyes at night. Join the interpretive ranger for this evening program learning how to identify various nocturnal animals by the shape and color of their eye shine. Bring your flash light and bug spray!
                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61. Children under 3 and senior 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on highway 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or 985-845-3318 locally, or 1-888-677-3247 toll free.
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                  • #69
                    Tropical Storm Gustav is heading straight for New Orlea

                    12:00p August 27, 2008 Tropical Storm Gustav is heading straight for New Orleans and predicted to strike as a Cat 3 Hurricane.

                    This might seem like a New Orleans problem, but did you know that 43 percent of the U.S. population lives in counties with levees?

                    You and the folks in New Orleans deserve levees you can trust.

                    Right now, please click here and Demand the 8/29 Investigation!

                    After that, please call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965. Tell the aide that answers the phone you want to leave a message for Madame Speaker. You will be transferred to her voice mail. Say this,

                    "I live in (say your state) and I don't want what happened to New Orleans to happen to me! Please do what you can to get the 8/29 Investigation passed!"

                    Deadline for both actions: 1pm CST Friday August 29.

                    Thank you!
                    Sandy Rosenthal
                    Founder, and national spokesperson, Levees.Org
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                    • #70
                      ZooMobile Coming to Fairview-Riverside State Park Augus

                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                      August 28, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                      ZooMobile Coming to Fairview-Riverside State Park August 30
                      MADISONVILLE - Visitors to Fairview-Riverside State Park on Saturday, August 30th are invited to an educational program - Animal Habitat Investigations - presented by the Audubon Nature Institute's ZooMobile at 1 p.m. The staff and volunteers will be under the
                      oaks near Otis House Museum in the park's day-use area with a presentation on animal habits and habitats. Learn about where and how various animals live and how they survive in their habitat. Hands-on learning aids will be used to reinforce the program and live animals will be presented.
                      The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4- 61. Children under 3 or seniors 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                      August 28, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                      Junior Ranger Day at Fairview-Riverside State Park September 6MADISONVILLE - Fairview-Riverside State Park invites children ages 7 and older to
                      participate in the Louisiana State Parks Junior Ranger Program on Saturday, September 6th from 9 until 11 a.m. Join the Interpretive Ranger for orientation and program details under the oaks near Otis House Museum. This educational program will enhance your child's experiences at Louisiana State Preservation Areas, Historic Sites and Parks. A parent or guardian must accompany the participants and pre-registration is required. Two interpretive programs (nature hike and Otis House Museum tour) are scheduled for the morning that will pre-qualify interested children to receive a Junior Ranger handbook. The candidate will then complete activities within the handbook about the interpretive experiences. Upon completion, return the handbook to the Interpretive Ranger and participate in one more activity to receive your official Louisiana State Parks Junior Ranger patch and certificate. Your child will then become an official Louisiana State Parks Junior Ranger.
                      The program is free with park admission of $1 per person, ages 4 - 61. Seniors aged 62+ and children under 3 are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or 985-845-3318 locally or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                      August 28, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652
                      Fairview-Riverside State Park presents Eyes at Night September 26th
                      MADISONVILLE - Visitors to Fairview-Riverside State Park on September 26th are invited to hike along the boardwalk at 7:30 pm to see animal eyes at night. Join the interpretive ranger for this evening program learning how to identify various nocturnal animals by the shape and color of their eye shine. Bring your flash light and bug spray!
                      The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61. Children under 3 and senior 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on highway 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or 985-845-3318 locally, or 1-888-677-3247 toll free.
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                      • #71
                        Life on Plantation Row at Audubon State Historic Site

                        NEWS RELEASE
                        Office of State Parks

                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Carrie Miller
                        September 15, 2008 1-888-677-2838


                        Life on Plantation Row at Audubon State Historic Site
                        ST. FRANCISVILLE -- Visitors of all ages are invited to Audubon State Historic Site during the Life on Plantation Row programs on Sept. 26 and 27. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, area schools are invited to participate in this immersive program. Students will try their hands at the work the slaves did, taste the food they ate, and learn of the lives they led. All school groups must preregister with the park to participate in this program. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, visitors to the park will get a look into the life of a slave on a Louisiana plantation. The public may try their hand at crafts and skills that were performed daily by Plantation slaves. The role of food for slaves - and its transition into today's culture - will be highlighted, along with an opportunity to sample a few dishes. Guided tours of the slave cabins at Audubon S.H.S. also will be given.
                        "Life on Plantation Row is a new program for the park reflecting the changing interests of our visitors." said John House, Manager of Audubon S.H.S. "The program gives the visitors a chance to glimpse the life of those who worked the lands and built the great plantations of the South. Their story left often untold is a story of perseverance under often harsh circumstances. " Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily for tours throughout the year. The park includes an Interpretive Center, Oakley House, slave cabins, gardens, kitchen, trails, picnic area and picnic pavilion. Audubon SHS is located north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish. The fee is $2 per person with children (12 and under) and seniors (62 and over) admitted free. For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area.

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                        • #72
                          October 18 Cajun Day Event Cancelled

                          NEWS RELEASE

                          Office of State Parks

                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Brad E. Lavigne

                          September 16, 2008 Ph. 225-294-2218



                          OCTOBER 18 CAJUN DAY EVENT CANCELLED

                          DUE TO HURRICANE GUSTAV DAMAGE
                          SPRINGFIELD – Due to damage incurred during the passage of Hurricane Gustav, Tickfaw State Park is cancelling this year’s Jambalaya Cook-Off and Cajun Day event that was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18.

                          When Hurricane Gustav passed through south-central Louisiana on Sept. 1, storm-force winds felled several trees throughout the park. Additionally, the accompanying rain caused the adjacent Tickfaw River to overflow the banks, delaying property assessment and repairs for a few days. Site staff are now turning their attention to post-storm clean up and repair of damaged structures.

                          While Tickfaw State Park is expected to re-open to the public as early as Monday, Sept. 22, overnight facilities are anticipated to open the following week on Monday, Sept. 29. The park suffered damage to two cabins and several campsites that will remain closed for repairs.

                          Tickfaw State Park is a 1,200-acre recreational park located along three miles of the Tickfaw River, 32 miles east of Baton Rouge and south of I-12. The park offers diverse recreation and nature-based educational opportunities. Standard admission to the park is $1 per person. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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                          • #73
                            Bird Walk at Fairview-Riverside State Park October 18th

                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lori Barnes
                            October 4, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                            Bird Walk at Fairview-Riverside State Park October 18th MADISONVILLE - A casual walk is offered at Fairview-Riverside State Park on Saturday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. Join the interpretive ranger under the oaks near Otis House Museum for a walk to identify birds common to the area. The ranger will discuss their eating habits, basic identification methods, and influence in balancing the ecosystem. Bring your binoculars and field guide.
                            The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61, ages 3 and under or 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes tent camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                            October 4, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                            ZooMobile coming to Fairview-Riverside State Park October 11

                            MADISONVILLE - Visitors at Fairview-Riverside State Park on October 11th are invited to an educational program - Predator/Prey - presented by the Audubon Nature Institute's ZooMobile at 1 p.m. The ZooMobile staff and volunteers will set up under the oaks near Otis House Museum in the day use area of the park. Live animals, some of which are common to this area, will be among the species presented during this program. Discover how some animals catch their food and how others keep from being eaten during this special presentation.
                            The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61; under 3 and 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. How. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                            Halloween Hayride & Hoopla 6 - 8 p.m. on October 25th
                            at Fairview-Riverside State Park

                            MADISONVILLE - The staff invites visitors to take a hayride through the park grounds and enjoy the haunting trivia revealing Halloween's true traditions as the ride meanders through the campground and day-use areas. Hayrides will begin every half hour, last one being at 7:30 p.m. At 6:30, guests of all ages can enjoy storytelling as the Porta-Puppet Players present "Wizard in a Dither", an interactive puppet show featuring the wizard as an inept hero in need of assistance with his Halloween plans and Halloween "Magic"... Children are invited to bob for apples and enter a costume contest. All ages are welcome to bring your completed carved pumpkin and a candle for displaying it for the pumpkin-carving contest (call for details). The program is free with park admission of $1 per person ages 4 - 61. Children 3 and under or seniors 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                              Day-use Facilities At Bayou Segnette Sp To Be

                              NEWS RELEASE

                              Office of State Parks

                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard, 225-342-5473

                              October 6, 2008 Anthony Marange, 504-736-7140



                              DAY-USE FACILITIES AT BAYOU SEGNETTE SP TO BE

                              RESERVED FOR NEW ORLEANS BIKEFEST
                              WESTWEGO – During October 16-19, Bayou Segnette State Park will host the 2008 New Orleans Bikefest Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival. During the festival, day-use facilities will be reserved for event attendees and unavailable to the general public.

                              Those day-use facilities – closed since Hurricane Gustav passed through south-central Louisiana on Sept. 1 – are anticipated to re-open to the public for the weekend of October 10. High water and winds resulted in extensive debris throughout the park; and contracted debris clean-up is expected to begin the week of October 6. Overnight facilities – including the group camp and campground – re-opened to the public on Friday, October 3.

                              Information on the New Orleans Bikefest and Music Festival can be found at www.neworleansbikefest.com.
                              Bayou Segnette State Park is located 20 minutes from the French Quarter, on the west bank of the Greater New Orleans area. Facilities include overnight accommodations, boat launches, picnic areas and a wave pool open during the summer season; standard admission to the park is $1 per person. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. More information on Louisiana State Parks can be found at www.lastateparks.com or by calling the Reservation Center at 1-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652).

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                                Day-use Facilities At Bayou Segnette Sp To Be

                                NEWS RELEASE

                                Office of State Parks

                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard, 225-342-5473

                                October 6, 2008 Anthony Marange, 504-736-7140



                                DAY-USE FACILITIES AT BAYOU SEGNETTE SP TO BE

                                RESERVED FOR NEW ORLEANS BIKEFEST


                                WESTWEGO – During October 16-19, Bayou Segnette State Park will host the 2008 New Orleans Bikefest Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival. During the festival, day-use facilities will be reserved for event attendees and unavailable to the general public.

                                Those day-use facilities – closed since Hurricane Gustav passed through south-central Louisiana on Sept. 1 – are anticipated to re-open to the public for the weekend of October 10. High water and winds resulted in extensive debris throughout the park; and contracted debris clean-up is expected to begin the week of October 6. Overnight facilities – including the group camp and campground – re-opened to the public on Friday, October 3.

                                Information on the New Orleans Bikefest and Music Festival can be found at www.neworleansbikefest.com.
                                Bayou Segnette State Park is located 20 minutes from the French Quarter, on the west bank of the Greater New Orleans area. Facilities include overnight accommodations, boat launches, picnic areas and a wave pool open during the summer season; standard admission to the park is $1 per person. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. More information on Louisiana State Parks can be found at www.lastateparks.com or by calling the Reservation Center at 1-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652).

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                                  Bird Walk at Fairview-Riverside State Park October 18th

                                  Bird Walk at Fairview-Riverside State Park October 18thMADISONVILLE - A casual walk is offered at Fairview-Riverside State Park on Saturday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. Join the interpretive ranger under the oaks near Otis House Museum for a walk to identify birds common to the area. The ranger will discuss their eating habits, basic identification methods, and influence in balancing the ecosystem. Bring your binoculars and field guide.
                                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61, ages 3 and under or 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes tent camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ann Durel
                                  October 9, 2008 ph. 985-792-4652

                                  Halloween Hayride & Hoopla 6 - 8 p.m. on October 25th
                                  at Fairview-Riverside State Park

                                  MADISONVILLE - The staff invites visitors to take a hayride through the park grounds and enjoy the haunting trivia revealing Halloween's true traditions as the ride meanders through the campground and day-use areas. Hayrides will begin every half hour, last one being at 7:30 p.m. At 6:30, guests of all ages can enjoy storytelling as the Porta-Puppet Players present "Wizard in a Dither", an interactive puppet show featuring the wizard as an inept hero in need of assistance with his Halloween plans and Halloween "Magic"...
                                  Children are invited to bob for apples and enter a costume contest. All ages are welcome to bring your completed carved pumpkin and a candle for displaying it for the pumpkin-carving contest (call for details).
                                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person ages 4 - 61. Children 3 and under or seniors 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ann Durel
                                  October 9, 2008 985-792-4652

                                  Otis House Museum to offer Crochet Workshop on Nov. 1st

                                  MADISONVILLE - Fairview-Riverside State Park and Otis House Museum offer a beginners crochet workshop on November 1st, 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. For inspiration, vintage textiles will be displayed. Please call to register and receive your supply list. Participants should bring a sack lunch.
                                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61; under 3 and 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ann Durel
                                  October 9, 2008 985-792-4652

                                  Fairview-Riverside State Park to host A Porcelain Panorama
                                  MADISONVILLE: Fairview-Riverside State Park will host a Porcelain Panorama on November 15th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The art of porcelain painting, a popular activity during Victorian times will be presented at Otis House Museum. The St. Tammany Porcelain Art Club members will demonstrate painting techniques throughout the day. Club president Christy Lassalle will conduct a lecture demonstration at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:00 pm. featuring the step-by-step process to create beautiful porcelain painted pieces. The club will offer an array of completed hand painted pieces of art-work for purchase.
                                  The program is free with park admission of $1 per person; seniors aged 62+ or children under 3 admitted free of charge. The site also includes camping, a day use picnic area on the Tchefuncte River and Otis House museum. Call 985-792-4652 locally for more information or toll free 1-888-677-3247.
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                                    Hodges Gardens State Park Inaugural “Art in the Park”

                                    PRESS RELEASE

                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard
                                    November 11, 2008 ph. 225-342-5473

                                    Hodges Gardens State Park Hosts

                                    Inaugural “Art in the Park”

                                    FLORIEN – Enjoy the state’s natural beauty and artistic talent as Hodges Gardens State Park, in conjunction with the Louisiana Crafts Guild and Gallery One Ellleven in Leesville, hosts its inaugural art show, “Art in the Park,” on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

                                    “Hodges Gardens has a tradition, dating back to the 1960s, of being a center for local artists. That’s a tradition that we want to revive,” says Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, whose office oversees the Office of State Parks. “The site has certainly been a wonderful addition to the State Parks system, and is on its way to becoming re-established as a major cultural destination for visitors to our state.”

                                    Pieces by artists and craftspeople from across the state will be showcased at the event, to be held near the Gift Shop and formal garden of Hodges Gardens SP. Other activities will include nature-related art projects for children and refreshments. Entrance fees will be waived for the day, to allow the public to enjoy the art and the park.

                                    Approximately 900 acres of wild and cultivated beauty, the Sabine Parish wilderness area is a unique member to the State Parks family. Originally designed and opened to the public in 1956 by oil and gas businessman A.J. Hodges Sr., the site’s naturalistic gardens consist of a variety of native and imported foliage; the site was donated to the State in 2007.

                                    Hodges Gardens State Park is located on Hwy. 171, approximately 15 miles south of Many and 15 miles north of Leesville. More information on the site can be found on Louisiana State Park’s website, www.lastateparks.com.

                                    The Louisiana Crafts Guild encourages the artist expression of Louisiana culture, offering members an outlet for advancing their craft and their works. Information on the organization can be found at www.louisianacraftsguild.org.

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                                      Statewide Public Meetings Scheduled Outdoor Recreation

                                      Statewide Public Meetings Scheduled

                                      for Outdoor Recreation Plan Development

                                      For Immediate Release
                                      November 12, 2008

                                      Contact: Sharon Broussard
                                      Public Information
                                      Louisiana Office of State Parks
                                      Tel: (225) 342-5473
                                      E-mail: [email protected]

                                      BATON ROUGE – A series of eight public forums have been scheduled across Louisiana for discussion of outdoor recreation. The effort is part of development of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) by the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism (DCRT), Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation.

                                      Every five years the Louisiana Office of State Parks engages in a comprehensive research effort to update the SCORP.
                                      The current SCORP project began in October, with an extensive survey of Louisiana households and recreation service providers, and will be completed in February of 2009. The public forums will offer participants the opportunity to discuss needs, funding, program development, acquisition and programming for outdoor recreation.

                                      Scheduled meetings are as follows:

                                      Monday, November 17, 2008:
                                      Longfellow‐Evangeline State Historic Site
                                      1200 N. Main Street, St. Martinville
                                      1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

                                      Prien Lake Park
                                      3700 West Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles
                                      6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                      Tuesday, November 18, 2008:
                                      Harvey H. Benoit Community Center
                                      1700 Oaklawn Drive, Monroe
                                      1 – 3 p.m.

                                      Southern Hills Park
                                      1002 Bert Kouns Loop, Shreveport
                                      6 – 8 p.m.

                                      Wednesday, November 19, 2008:
                                      Broadway Resource Center
                                      712 Broadway Street, Alexandria
                                      11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

                                      BREC’s Forest Park Recreation Center
                                      13000 S. Harrells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge
                                      6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                      Thursday, November 20, 2008:
                                      North Branch Library
                                      4130 W. Park Avenue, Houma
                                      2 – 4 p.m.

                                      Timken Center in City Park
                                      1 Palm Drive, New Orleans
                                      6 – 8 p.m.

                                      The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act, passed by Congress in 1964, provides for Federal financial assistance for the acquisition and/or development of public outdoor recreational land and facilities. Financial assistance is granted on a 50%-reimbursable basis. The project sponsor pays the total cost; after which, half of the cost will be repaid to the sponsor from Federal funds up to the LWCF allowable amount, minus an administrative processing fee.

                                      The LWCF is administered at the Federal level by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. At the state level, the LWCF is administered by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation.

                                      In brief, the LWCF program applies Federal funds as a match for local funding of recreation projects. Supported projects should be consistent with the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Program (SCORP), published every five years identifies recreational priorities for the State of Louisiana.

                                      Additional information and copies of the meeting schedule are available online at www.lastateparks.com.

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                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Ann Durel
                                        November 15, 2008 985-792-4652



                                        Otis House Museum to offer Crochet Workshop on Dec. 6th


                                        MADISONVILLE – Fairview-Riverside State Park and Otis House Museum offer a beginners crochet workshop on December 6th, 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. The project for this class will be a snowflake Christmas tree ornament. Please call to register. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

                                        The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 – 61; under 3 and 62+ are admitted free of charge. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.

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                                        November 15, 2008 985-792-4652



                                        Victorian Tree Trimming Workshop offered at Otis House Museum Dec. 13


                                        MADISONVILLE – The staff of Otis House Museum offers a Victorian tree-trimming workshop for children on Dec. 13th from 10 a.m. until noon. Children are invited to create ornamental paper cones, boxes and sugar-plum cases like those used to decorate Victorian Christmas trees. During the workshop, children will learn how trees were decorated before electricity and store bought trimmings existed. Please call to register groups of 10+.
                                        The program is free with park admission of $1.00 per person, seniors 62+ or children under 3 admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. Hwy. 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 or toll free 1-888-677-3247.

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                                          Audubon State Historic Site Presents

                                          NEWS RELEASE
                                          Office of State Parks

                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Carrie Miller
                                          November 25, 2008 ph. 225-635-3739

                                          AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS
                                          A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS


                                          ST. FRANCISVILLE - Oakley Plantation House will be trimmed in the style of the 1800s, for Audubon State Historic Site's A Colonial Christmas experience on Dec. 5 and 6. School groups are invited visit the site from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, to enjoy the holiday decorations and watch as a period meal is prepared by costumed staff in the outdoor kitchen of Oakley House. In addition, various hands-on craft demonstrations will be located throughout the park. All schools wishing to participate in this special program must pre-register with the site. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, visitors can see a plantation Christmas dinner setting and rooms decorated for the holiday season. The plantation kitchen will feature the day's meal being prepared over an open hearth and costumed staff will explain how the holiday celebration differed from what is traditional in modern times. As an added feature, candlelight tours of Oakley House will be given from 6 to 8 p.m. During the tour there will be live colonial music and traditional holiday snacks such as roasted chestnuts, fig puddings and wassail will be served. In addition on Saturday Dec. 6th the Zachary High School Jazz Choir will perform at 1 pm and at 6 pm the Vintage Dancers will perform dances of the early 1800's. "Living history events, such as these, bring to life peaceful and nostalgic periods of our state's history and give visitors a glimpse of that bygone era," says John House, site manager.
                                          Audubon SHS is the setting for the 200-year-old Oakley House, temporary home and inspiration to John James Audubon in the 1821. The park includes a museum, picnic areas, Historic buildings and a nature trail. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The $2 adult admission to Audubon SHS includes the site video history presentation, the plantation house tour and all special programs. Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free. Audubon SHS is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish.
                                          For more information, call 1-888-677-2838 toll free or 635-3739 in the St. Francisville area. ###
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