On Sunday, January 26th, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper hosts its 6th Annual Save The Basin event at Artmosphere in Downtown Lafayette!
This all day event brings together communities around South Central Louisiana in support of the beautiful Louisiana wetlands we all cherish. The Atchafalaya Basin the most productive swamp in the world and is vitally important to Louisiana’ Cajun culture; it supports a unique ecosystem of cypress-tupelo swamps found nowhere else on the planet, provides a habitat for our fishing and crawfishing economy, and plays a significant role as a safe harbor for thousands of migratory birds as well as protecting millions of people in South Louisiana from Mississippi River floods.
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper is joining with local artists and musicians Michael Doucet, The Bucks, Forest Huval Band, The Babineaux Sisters Band and Michael Juan Nunez for silent Art auction, raffles and live music. Guests speakers Senator Fred Mills, Mayor Collett, Jody Meche, President of Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association – West, and ABK’s own Dean Wilson, will be discussing our organizations’ most critical achievements in the Basin and some the most troublesome hurdles to date facing our progress in conservation.
All proceeds from the event – including 10 percent of all food and drink profits – will go directly towards protecting and restoring the Basin.
Every attendee receives a raffle ticket for a swamp tour for up to 6 people with Basinkeeper Dean Wilson. The first 50 members attending receive a free Patagonia Gift. One-year membership special, for this event only, is $20.00. ($10.00 admission + $10.00 donation = 1 year membership and Patagonia gift)
Admission is $10
(Donate $10 along with your ticket price and receive a yearlong membership to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and Patagonia gift!)