Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Meeting
A project to restore a ten-acre plot of Cajun Prairie began in 1988 in Eunice, LA. Volunteers used only local seeds and plugs collected from nearby remnants, so this prairie is as can as can be. Join the Cajun Prairie Habitat Society for the fall tour of restored prairies & remnants in the area.
There will also be a presentation by Eric Vanbergen of the Cajun Prairie Club at the Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, LA. He will share his story of the wildflower project at the episcopal school. In addition, Justin Fuselier will attend and share what he has done in attempting to control invasives in his prairie seed plot. See times and directions for specific events below. New to the preservation meeting is a native plant and prairie seed auction!
8am - Tours of Duralde Restored Prairie
10am - Tour of Eunice Restored Prairies 12pm - Rocky's Cajun Kitchen
Directions to Duralde Restored Prairie:
From Eunice: Take Hwy. 13 North. After crossing a bridge, continue for about 1.5 miles and turn left onto Highway 374. Follow Highway 374 west, and turn left at the first double intersection, Navy Road. Continue on Navy Road into the Duralde Prairie.
Directions to Eunice Restored Prairies
From Hwy. 13 North: After crossing the railroad tracks on Hwy. 13 coming into Eunice, turn left onto East Magnolia. Continue for a couple of blocks and the prairie is on your left.
From Hwy. 190 East: Turn right at the first traffic light, and follow Martin Luther King Drive for a couple of blocks. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue.
From Hwy. 190 West: Follow Hwy. 190 into Eunice and after crossing the railroad tracks, continue to the next traffic light, and turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue.
From Hwy. 13 South: Continue down Hwy. 13 South until it intersects with Maple Avenue. At the stop sign, turn left onto Maple. Continue on Maple for three to four blocks, and at the 2nd four way stop sign, turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive. Follow this street across U.S. 190. The prairie is on your left at the intersection of MLK and East Magnolia Avenue. 337-328-2252 Corner of Magnolia & Martin Luther King Eunice, LA 70535 ADD TO MY TRIP PLANNER