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  • Boy Scouts eye adventure camp in Atchafalaya Basin

    June 28, 2014 3:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The local Boy Scouts of America council is laying the groundwork for a new public recreation area and adventure base camp in the Atchafalaya Basin as part of the group's efforts to encourage exploration of the vast swamp. The Legislature this year signed off on leasing the... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Festival

    November 9, 2012 8:48 AM

    Atchafalaya Basin Festival put on by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The festival starts at 7 am and last until 11 pm. For more info call: 337-205-2443 or visit: or
  • Mickey's Bike Found, Search Expands to Atchafalaya Basin for Clues

    May 27, 2012 10:58 PM

    A big development in the Mickey Shunick case with Lafayette Police confirming to KATC Sunday that they found Mickey's bicycle. It was found 30 miles away from where Mickey was last seen, beneath the Whiskey Bay I-10 bridge, at exit 127 in Iberville Parish. Investigators spent much of the day... more »
  • School board contract may endanger cypress trees

    April 4, 2012 10:35 PM

    The St. Martin Parish School Board agreed to lease some property to a Natchez timber company but they're now revisiting the agreement because it may endanger Atchafalaya cypress trees. It's not the only school board in the state leasing land to lumber companies; it's a common practice by many... more »
  • Corps adds Atchafalaya Basin to Inspections

    December 22, 2011 12:44 PM

    A little more than a week after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activated the first phase of flood fight procedures to monitor levees along the Mississippi River, rising water levels have now prompted the start of phase one inspections along the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levees in the southern portion... more »
  • Morganza Spillway could be opened for first time since 1973

    May 4, 2011 11:52 PM

    Heavy rain up north brings the Mississippi River to record levels and the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District is drawing up a game plan in case there is flooding in the basin. There are places along the basin that could be underwater if the Morganza Spillway is opened for the first... more »
  • Crawfishermen Prepare for Possible Rising Waters

    April 29, 2011 6:52 PM

    Acadiana crawfishermen are preparing for the possibility of rising waters in the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin. They say, that water boost may also boost business. "Some of the crawfish dealers were getting kind of worried that we might have a short season," said Carroll Snyder, co-owner of of... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Dedication

    March 4, 2011 2:50 PM

    The Evangeline Area Council Boy Scouts of America is hosting its second "Atchafalaya Basin Dedication" event on March 26th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Atchafalaya Basin Welcome Center, I-10 exit 121, Butte La Rose. This year's event is a follow-up to last year's hugely successful event which involved 1,500... more »
  • War on Trash Along the Atchafalaya Basin Levee

    March 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    In St. Martin Parish, a group of trustees recently cleaned up up a 25-mile stretch of the western Atchafalaya Basin levee. Deputy Grover Angelle says, in all, 64 tons of trash filled six giant 20 foot long roll-off dumpsters.
  • La Festival starts today!

    November 12, 2010 9:28 AM

    Preparations for Lafayette's newest festival begins today at Parc International. "La Festival" benefits the Atchafalaya Basin, proceeds going to the Basinkeeper project. For every ticket sold, boy scouts will plant a Cypress tree in the Basin. The event features great food and artwork and musical acts such as... more »
  • Lafayette's Newest Festival: LA Festival

    November 11, 2010 9:11 AM

    Lafayette's newest festival kicks off Saturday at Parc International. "LA Festival" sets itself apart from the rest because of its cause-- proceeds benefit the Atchafalaya Basin, supporting the Basinkeeper project. Also, for every ticket sold, boy scouts will plant a cypress tree in the Basin. The event... more »
  • Second Shark found in Atchafalaya Basin

    July 2, 2010 7:36 PM

    Another shark is found in the Achafalaya basin and fisherman can't make sense of it. Wilven Hayes of Henderson says he's been fishing since he was six-years-old and never caught a shark until this week when he reeled in two. Hayes pulled in a five-footer Wednesday and on... more »
  • Dead Crawfish in the Atchafalya Basin

    May 9, 2010 10:26 AM

    Mike Bienvenu has been fishing for crawfish in the Atchafalya basin, since 1973--but he fears his way of life is coming to an end. "We used to catch a boat load of crawfish with 150 cages, now we have to run 700 or 800," Bienvenu said. ... more »
  • Crawfish suit now in federal court

    March 14, 2010 6:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit claiming that pipeline dredging has hurt Atchafalaya Basin crawfish trappers is now in federal court. The suit alleges that ridges left along dredged areas, called spoil banks, have created stagnant, dead areas of water in the area known as Buffalo Cove. The... more »
  • The Veronica Challenge: Crawfishing

    February 10, 2010 7:48 AM

    It's that time of year again to chow down on one of Acadiana's most well-loved foods: crawfish. Watch KATC's Veronica White learn how to catch those mudbugs.
  • Local Boy Scout Council To Plant Trees In Atchafalaya Basin

    January 19, 2010 12:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts will leave their mark on the Atchafalaya Basin this year by planting cypress tree as part of a yearlong celebration of scouting's 100th anniversary. On Feb. 20, 800 Scouts will gather in the Basin to create what will... more »
  • Four Arrested After Drug Bust In Atchafalaya Basin

    December 22, 2009 4:02 PM

    On December 21, 2009 Agents with the St .Martin Parish Sheriff's Office along with Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries conducted a narcotics investigation in the area of the Atchafalaya Basin (Bayou Sorrel). During this investigation, Agents found evidence of an operational clandestine laboratory. Agents executed a search warrant. As... more »

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