Tourists and locals alike now have a powerful tool to help them explore Bayou Lafourche.
The non-profit Friends of Bayou Lafourche has released a comprehensive and multi-platform map which includes information on over 60 different facilities that provide recreational access, dining options, historical tours, lodging and other attractions along the 106 miles of the bayou.
Information on everything from restaurants in Donaldsonville to public boat launches in Port Fourchon will be listed on the map.
Ryan M. Perque, Executive Director for Friends of Bayou Lafourche, said that his organization understood the need of making this information available and initiated the project.
“This is a much-needed source of information that we are excited to release,” Perque said. “It has been designed to attract and assist both visitors to our region as well as our local residents looking to explore the bayou. Bayou Lafourche has so much to offer and this map exhibits that perfectly.”
The project, which also includes a series of informational videos documenting the importance and various uses of Bayou Lafourche, was aided by grants from the Bayou Community Foundation and the Callais Family Fund.
“My family and I are happy to support this Bayou Lafourche map project and are excited to share with the world the immense value of our bayou,” Mike Callais said. “From our bountiful seafood production to the Gulf oil and gas industry serviced by Port Fourchon, Bayou Lafourche plays a very important role in the economy of our region and our nation.”
The map is available on three platforms, online at bayoulafourche.org/map, on the Google Maps smartphone app and in print.
Entering bayoulafourche.org/map on the Google Maps app on a smartphone will open the map automatically and display icons for all waypoints along Bayou Lafourche. Selecting a waypoint icon will provide additional information such as pictures, contact info and other details.
The print version is available at Visitors Centers along Bayou Lafourche. Those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 665-8474 to request brochures.
“Bayou Lafourche has so much to offer and this map exhibits that perfectly,” Perque said. “The map is a work in progress, and we look forward to adding new attractions as our community continues to develop Bayou Lafourche.”
-- Daily Comet Staff Writer Scott Yoshonis can be reached at 850-1148 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Foster_Cajun.
Posted on Tue, November 26, 2019
by By Scott Yoshonis Daily Comet Staff Writer