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5th annual Save the Basin event in Lafayette Sunday

Posted at 2:19 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 15:19:59-05

Organizers with the Atchafalaya Basinkeepers are hosting the 5th annual Save the Basin event in Lafayette.

Guest speakers will meet at Artmosphere on Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm to discuss the organization’s achievements so far, and its obstacles still to come.

Enjoy the unique Cajun-inspired works of more than 30 local artists, silent auction and live music by Michael Doucet, Viator & French, Yvette Landry, Hasbeans, Stump Jumpers and Huval Family Band.

Every attendee receives a raffle ticket for a swamp tour for up to six people with Basinkeeper Dean Wilson. The first 50 members attending, receive a free Patagonia Frisbee. Donate $10 along with your ticket price and receive a year-long membership to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper.

Guests speakers Senator Fred Mills, Mayor Collett, Jody Meche, President of Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association-West, and ABK’s own Dean Wilson, will be discussing the organizations’ most critical achievements in the Basin and some the most troublesome hurdles to date facing progress in conservation.

Admission is $10

Artmosphere is located at 910 Johnston Street in Lafayette.

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