Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Tour
September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society began as a project to restore a ten-acre plot of Cajun Prairie located in Eunice, Louisiana. The year was 1988 and volunteers used only local seeds and plugs collected from nearby remnants. Join the Cajun Prairie Habitat Society for the fall tour of restored prairies & remnants in the area.
This year there will be a seed and plant auction for the fall meeting. Bring seeds to share, labeled with identification and seed origin. Package seed into individual packages. Old Wal-Mart bags do well for this – cut (pull) them into ten pieces and wrap seed – tie into a knot at the top or tape shut. Or use an envelope – cut into four (quartered), add seed and fold/ tape shut. Bring your own seed “containers” for those who don’t provide.
8am – Tours of Duralde Restored Prairie
10am – Tour of Eunice Restored Prairie
12pm – Rocky’s Cajun Kitchen | Presentation by: Dona Weifenbach, “Acadiana Native Plant Project – Propagating Native Plants, Learning Together as We Grow”
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.