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    Default Louisiana State Parks Host Fishing Clinics

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard
    May 24, 2010 Ph. 225-342-5473

    Louisiana State Parks Host Fishing Clinics
    During Wildlife & Fisheries’ Free Fishing Weekend
    BATON ROUGE – The Office of State Parks (OSP) continues the partnership with the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) of supporting outdoor recreation opportunities during the 2010 Free Fishing Weekend (June 12-13) and free day-use admission at selected State Parks’ facilities on June 12.
    “We’re happy to continue partnering with Wildlife& Fisheries, after the success of last year’s event,” said Dr. Stuart Johnson, Assistant Secretary for the Office of State Park. “Offering outdoor recreational opportunities, healthy lifestyle activities and a place to have quality time with family and friends is an integral part of the Office of State Parks’ mission.”
    First time fishermen and parents or guardians with children can introduce someone to the sport at family fishing events scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following sites:
    • Bayou Segnette State Park (Westwego)
    • Chicot State Park (Ville Platte)
    • Fontainebleau State Park (Mandeville)
    • Hodges Gardens State Park (Florien)
    • Lake D’Arbonne State Park (Farmerville)

    Entrance fees at these sites will be waived on Saturday, June 12. OSP Interpretive Ranger staff and LDWF Education staff will provide assistance for park visitors on June 12 within the day-use areas at the family fishing event sites. Fishing supplies (poles and bait) will be available in limited supplies on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear and enjoy the day fishing from a pier or bank-side location.
    Complimentary gift bags will be available for the first 100 participants to sign in within the day-use area at each park. Visitors are urged to bring a picnic lunch and soft drinks and spend the day. Vending machines on site provide soft drinks, but no food service is available at State Park sites. All children (under age 15) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    “LDWF is encouraging licensed recreational fishermen to introduce someone to fishing on the weekend of June 12-13,” said John Sturgis, LDWF education manager. “It's an activity anyone of any age can enjoy, even without a boat. Louisiana offers some of the best bank and pier fishing opportunities in the south.”
    Free Fishing Weekend is a part of Fishing Week in Louisiana that runs from June 7 to June 13. The event was created to help reverse the trend of declining participation in outdoor activities across America.
    More information about Louisiana State Parks and Historic Sites, visit www.lastateparks.com.
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    Default Music on the river at the plaquemine lock shs

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kathleen Mocklin
    May 11, 2010 ph. (225) 687-7158


    MUSIC ON THE RIVER AT THE PLAQUEMINE LOCK SHS


    PLAQUEMINE –The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site invites the public to come out to the site to enjoy and experience Music on the River.

    On Saturday, May 22, from 6-9 p.m.,the site will be hostinga concert featuring “Unfinished Business,”a local band from Plaquemine known for their lively covers of popular music and “oldies.” Visitors are asked to bring their own chairs, blankets, coolers, and refreshments for this event.

    Plaquemine Lock SHS is on the National Historic Register and celebrates the 101st Anniversary of its opening this year. The site is located in historic downtown Plaquemine, 13 miles south of Baton Rouge and 19 miles north of Donaldsonville. Entrance fees are $2 per person, ages 13-61, while children under the age of 12, and seniors 62 and older get in free. For more information about Plaquemine Lock SHS visit our website www.plaqlock.wordpress.com and for Louisiana State Parks, visit www.lastateparks.com.
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    Default Fairview-Riverside State Park to host Bait-N-Wait

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    May 6, 2010 985-792-4652


    Fairview-Riverside State Park to host Bait-N-Wait, A Kid’s Fishing Derby May 22nd


    MADISONVILLE- Fairview-Riverside State Park will host Bait-N-Wait, a fishing derby for children on Saturday, May 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon. Bring some bait with your rod and reel and join the fun! During the event, participate in the casting competition where prizes will be awarded in different age categories for most points scored. A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries educator will be onsite at the official “weigh & measure” station and at the end of the derby will award prizes for several categories. Please call to pre-register for the derby.
    The fishing derby is free with park admission of $1 per person; seniors aged 62+ or children under 3 are admitted free of charge. 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. To pre-register for the derby or for more information, call 985-792-4652 locally or toll free 1-888-677-3247.

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    Default May Day Traditions, May 1st at Fairview-Riverside Stat

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    April 22, 2010 ph. 985-792-4652

    May Day Traditions, May 1st at Fairview-Riverside State Park


    MADISONVILLE: To welcome spring, Otis House will display “Tussy Mussies”, a May Pole, and share the language of flowers during the guided tour. The art of porcelain painting, a popular activity during Victorian times will be presented by the St. Tammany Porcelain Art Club members who will demonstrate painting from 10 am until 2 pm. featuring the step-by-step process to create beautiful porcelain painted pieces.
    The program is free with park admission of $1 per person aged 4 - 61. Children 3 & under or seniors 62+ admitted free. Otis House Museum tours are $2 per adult, children under 12 and seniors 62+ are admitted free. Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on La. 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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    Fairview-Riverside State Park to host Bait-N-Wait, A Kid’s Fishing Derby May 22nd


    MADISONVILLE- Fairview-Riverside State Park will host Bait-N-Wait, a fishing derby for children on Saturday, May 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon. Bring some bait with your rod and reel and join the fun! During the event, participate in the casting competition where prizes will be awarded in different age categories for most points scored. A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries educator will be onsite at the official “weigh & measure” station and at the end of the derby will award prizes for several categories. Please call to pre-register for the derby.
    The fishing derby is free with park admission of $1 per person; seniors aged 62+ or children under 3 are admitted free of charge. 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. To pre-register for the derby or for more information, call 985-792-4652 locally or toll free 1-888-677-3247.

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    Default Opening of Bogue Chitto State Park

    PRESS RELEASE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard
    April 13, 2010 ph. 225-342-5473


    Opening of Bogue Chitto State Park
    to be Delayed by Roadwork


    FRANKLINTON – Due to road construction delays, the opening of Bogue Chitto State Park has been rescheduled for some time during mid to late May.
    Workers are paving the existing dirt road from Highway 25 to the park entrance, along with select roads within the park. Construction on the park itself has neared completion; currently, buildings are being furnished and interviews are underway for staffing the site.
    Upon completion of the road work, an opening date will be selected and reservations opened for overnight facilities. Park amenities will include 4 cabins, a lodge, 50 campsites, a group camp and meeting area, a boardwalk that winds through the ravines of the bluff area and 7 miles of nature trails.
    Bogue Chitto State Park is located off LA Hwy. 25 in Washington Parish, approximately 10 miles south of Franklinton. Visitors to the park will experience a diversity of natural habitats on one of the most dynamic and scenic river systems in Louisiana. The 1,786-acre site includes small streams, cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood-forested gorge and upland forests. For more information about Bogue Chitto State Park, visit www.lastateparks.com or call 1-877-226-7652.
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    Default Hike to the Boardwalk

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lori Barnes
    March 5, 2010 985-792-4652

    Hike to the Boardwalk

    MADISONVILLE – Fairview-Riverside State Park invites guests and campers to hike to the boardwalk on March 13th at 8:30 am. Meet the interpretive ranger in the day-use area near the steam engine pavilion and hike through the park to the boardwalk looping through a segment of the swamp. Along the way, enjoy the flora and fauna in its natural environment. As spring approaches, life returns to the sleeping swamp. See which botanical buds, birds and other wildlife you can identify. The walk is approximately 1 mile; bring a bottle of water and insect spray.

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

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    Default Reservations Open for Meeting Room

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sharon Broussard

    March 3, 2010 ph. 225-342-5473

    Reservations Open for Meeting Room

    at Poverty Point Reservoir SP



    DELHI – Effective March 3, the Office of State Parks will begin taking reservations for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park’s new Visitor Center Meeting Room, for dates starting Thursday, April 1.

    The meeting room will hold up to 50 people and will rent for $100 per day, and will include the use of the attached Pavilion. Reservations for the new facility can be made by calling 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or online at www.ReserveAmerica.com.

    Poverty Point Reservoir SP’s new Visitor Center houses the multipurpose meeting room with a stone fireplace, a small warming kitchen, an exhibit space, offices and exterior day-use restrooms. The Visitor Center is located on the south end of the Reservoir near the main boat launch.

    Included in the project for the Visitor Center is a new boat launch, located on the adjacent Bayou Macon for small (14-18 ft.) watercraft. The launch area has 10 parking spaces, in addition to the concrete launch and turnaround.

    The total construction project cost $1.2 million; $745-thousand in funding came from Federal grants.

    The Poverty Point Reservoir District developed the $19 million water resource in Richland Parish that was transferred to State Parks in November 2002. Federal, state and local funding created the 2,700-acre lake, the four lodges, boat launches, connecting roadways, parking areas and a north marina complex.

    Poverty Point Reservoir SP is located three miles north of Delhi. Visitors heading east or west on I-20 should take the Delhi exit and travel north on La. 17. The overnight area is accessible via the south landing entrance station off La. 17 on the south end of the lake, while the marina complex is 2 miles farther up La. 17. Day-use admission to the site is $1 per person; children (3 and under) and seniors (62 and over) are admitted free. For more information about the park, visit www.lastateparks.com .

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    Default Audubon Shs Participates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Carrie Couvillon
    March 8, 2010 1-888-677-2838



    AUDUBON SHS PARTICIPATES

    IN ANNUAL AUDUBON PILGRIMAGE

    ST. FRANCISVILLE -- Visitors of all ages are invited to Audubon State Historic Site for the annual West Feliciana Parish Audubon Pilgrimage during the weekend of March 19-21.

    From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, costumed Pilgrimage volunteers will conduct tours of Oakley Plantation, naturalist John James Audubon’s home for four months in 1821. Demonstrations in and around the plantation will include on Saturday open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and plantation crafts.

    Visitors also can learn more about the life of Audubon at Oakley plantation, where he created so many of his bird masterpieces.

    "This live interpretation is a great way to showcase to our visitors what life was like on the plantation during the early 19th century," says John House, manager of Audubon S.H.S. “It gives the visitor a glimpse of Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage.”

    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 a museum, theater, picnic area, historic buildings and a short nature trail.

    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.



    John R. House III.
    Site Manager
    Audubon State Historic Site
    Louisiana Office of State Parks
    Office: (225) 635-3739
    Fax: (225) 784-0578

    "Audubon State Historic Site...Where Louisiana comes Alive "
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    Default FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana Grant Ap

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Michael W. Domingue
    March 2, 2010 225-342-4435



    FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana Grant Application Deadline Approaching


    BATON ROUGE - Applications for Federal funds to support recreational trails are due to the Office of State Parks, Division of Outdoor Recreation no later than May 1.

    Grant requests seeking financial support from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for Louisiana can be used in the acquisition and/or development of outdoor recreational trails and trailhead/trailside facilities. This program is funded with Federal funds and must be matched by 20% of the project cost coming from the project sponsor.

    Applications are available online at the Office of State Parks Web site
    (www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ioutdoorrec.aspx), to print and complete before mailing. The site also contains valuable information about the program to include eligible projects and program requirements. The FHWA RTP is a reimbursement program in which approved projects receive matching funds for monies expended after approval has been obtained from the FHWA and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The program is open to any political subdivision, non-profit organizations and commercial entities (under certain circumstances).

    RTP has provided more than $17 million to Louisiana since the program was signed into law in 1993. More than 300 recreational trails projects across Louisiana have been developed including motorized (ATVs, OHVs, motorcycles, etc.), bicycle, mountain bike, paddling, equestrian, hiking/walking trails.

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    Default Plaquemine Lock Shs Upcoming March Events

    NEWS RELEASE

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kathleen Mocklin

    February 4, 2010 ph. (225) 687-7158

    PLAQUEMINE LOCK SHS UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS

    PLAQUEMINE –Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site invites the public to come out to the site for special programs offered during the month of March. Our facility will host the Second Annual Swamper’s Reunion Saturday Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. For this event the site invites all swampers who have or still are making a living fishing, hunting and trapping in the Atchafalaya Basin to share stories and swap tales.

    The Plaquemine Lock would like to offer a walking tour of historic Plaquemine on Saturday Mar. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour would be done by the site’s interpretive staff and would start at the lock and showcase several of the historic buildings in downtown Plaquemine. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and bring a camera for this program.

    Movie Nights will continue on Friday Mar. 19, with Blood on the Sun (1945). Based on a true story, this action packed romance thriller starring James Cagney and Sylvia Sydney will keep you on the edge of your seat. Due to limited seating, please call 687-7158 or toll free 1-877-987-7158 to make a reservation.

    On Saturday Mar. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Plaquemine Lock will host a lecture on the history of one of Plaquemine’s past communities, Irishtown. We will be celebrating this community’s story by having the site’s interpretive staff share their research on this past town.

    Plaquemine Lock SHS is on the National Historic Register and is located in historic downtown Plaquemine, 13 miles south of Baton Rouge and 19 miles north of Donaldsonville. Entrance fees are $2 per person, ages 13-61, while children under the age of 12, and seniors 62 and older get in free. For more information about Plaquemine Lock SHS and Louisiana State Parks, visit www.plaqlock.wordpress.com and www.lastateparks.com.

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