UPCOMING EVENTS

Event Date Location
Whooping Cranes Return to Louisiana (free lecture) May 8, 7PM

Lafayette South  Regional Library (6101 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA)

Plant ID Course April 28 - May 1 (Register by April 14)

Register Here! 

Download Flyer

LA Women in Ag Farm Tour

May 16

(Register by May 9)

Register Here!

Download Save the Date

Download Itinerary 

Public Monthy Meetings  4th Tuesday @ 4pm 

ULL Ecology Center

703 Thoroughbred Drive

 

NEWS

As a non-profit organization, we are organized and directed by local volunteers to provide a variety of programs, through educational activities, aimed to sustain and conserve the natural resources on which the regional community depends. We hope you decide to work with us by participating with our many events by volunteering, partnering and/or sponsoring. It is through your generous donations, time, and talent that we are able to continue doing greater good for and in the communities where we live, work and play. 

 

The Acadiana RC&D council looks back on a proud history of accomplishments and envisions a "tomorrow" of continued collaborations in its conservation efforts through it partnerships with other conservation organizations, public and private sectors, and local cultural communities. Throughout 2013, council members and its employees have increased its presence in the community through implementing various projects in its nine parish region as well as implementing state-wide projects such as Louisiana Women in Ag Conference and Annie's Project; instituting outreach opportunities by establishing its Quarterly Lecture Series; teaching hunting safety by means of a children's workshop; participating in local farmer's markets; setting up information booths, presenting at various public meetings, re-establishing educational outreach such as working with local and state Future Farmers of America (FFA).  The council restructured its internal procedures by updating and distributing program materials, and publicizing its activities through multi-media efforts which include maintenance of a website and a Facebook profile. The council completed its five-year area plan for 2009—2013 and has developed a new five-year plan for 2014-2018.  As a non-profit organization, it is imperative that goals and objectives set forth by the board of directors be met year-after-year. Since its inception in 1995, the council boasts of its 99% completion of goals and objectives annually. Come back to visit our website to review our new five-year plan and annual plan. 

 

Recent events attended by ARC&D President, Angie Fogleman include:

  • Southwest States Conference in April in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) Workshop in Washington, DC. Acadiana RC&D was one of six recipients in Region 6 to receive a small EJ grant
  • Annie’s Project Certification at the Mississippi State University Jackson, MS. Ms. Fogleman is a certified Annie’s Project Facilitator
  • Louisiana Ranchers and Growers Association “Managing Pastures for Success”, Jackson, LA
  • Kaufman County Livestock Committee Cajun County Cattle Tour in Lafayette, LA
  • Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium in Baton Rouge, LA
  • USDA NRCS Technical Committee Meeting in Alexandria, LA
  • Participated in multiple on-line webinars ranging from watersheds to forest management

2014 Council Officers

  President Angie Folgeman

  Vice President Simon Mahan

 Treasurer Don Menard

 Secretary Sue Arnaud

Looking to volunteer your time and talents? Do you know of a project that needs to happen within your community? Get involved! Contact: Angie Fogleman @ 337.262.1776 or angie@acadianarcd.com

  

 

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Quote: 

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” Theodore Roosevelt