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Local organization raises funds for Atchafalaya Basin preservation

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LAFAYETTE -

The Atchafalaya Basinkeepers are hoping to gather support after today's "Save the Basin" event in Lafayette.

Guest speakers were at Artmosphere today to discuss the organization's achievements so far and its obstacles still to come.

All the money raised from today's event will go into basin protection and restoration efforts.

"The fight that we're fighting: the basin is losing its capacity to be able to pass project flood, and it's very important to protect millions of people all adjacent to the Atchafalaya Basin and all up the Mississippi River Valley to prevent people from flooding," said Jody Meche, President of Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association - West. 

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