Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market

Situated on the banks of Bayou Carlin, the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market is a monthly community project which attracts a great attendance of consumers to browse various vendor products and access fresh Louisiana shrimp directly from a fisherman’s boat. The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act’s Public Outreach staff traveled to the Delcambre market on May 7th to partner with the Water Institute of the Gulf. The Water Institute of the Gulf is a not-for-profit, independent research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of coastal, deltaic, river and water resource systems, both within the Gulf Coast and around the world. In pursuit of a coastal Louisiana community resilience booklet, the Water Institute offered a community mapping workshop to learn about culturally and economically important places within Vermilion and Iberia Parishes that are in need of coastal protection, and ideas for creating community and environmental resilience. Together, the Water Institute and CWPPRA outreach staff were able to meet local citizens and listen to their concerns as coastal residents. Residents had the opportunity to learn different restoration techniques used in projects along the coast in CWPPRA’s Partners in Restoration book and Wetland Jeopardy while kids were given Henri Heron Louisiana Wetland activity books and wetland hero coloring sheets.

 

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