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  • Plaquemines Parish Plaquemines Parish is Louisiana's southernmost Parish where the great Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The Parish is a region of ecological wonder with its many waterways, fishing and hunting grounds, and the best Citrus in the Country.
  • Plaquemines Sky ViewFrom the Empire Highrise you get a great view of the Delta Marina and the Mississippi River.
  • Woodland PlantationWoodland Plantation, in West Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, is the mansion depicted in A Home on the Mississippi, an 1871 lithograph which later was licensed for use on the label of Southern Comfort after prohibition ended.
  • Orange FestThis year we are celebrating the 66th Anniversary of the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival held annually the first full weekend of December. The festival will be held at Historic Fort Jackson in Buras, Louisiana, THE HOME OF THE ORANGE FESTIVAL.
  • Seafood IndustryWith the seafood industry being one of the leading sources of income and highest employers in Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish produces millions of pounds of shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish annually.
  • Plaquemines Parish Seafood FestivalThe Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival celebrates the rich heritage of the people of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Visitors will enjoy great local seafood and other unique, local food specialties. The festival offers continuous live music from popular local bands, and traditional Cajun music. Visitors will also enjoy crafts from local artisans, carnival rides, sandbagging contests, and the Seafood Queen Pageant. And there are helicopter rides that offer a view of the region and the Mississippi River.
  • OystersPlaquemines has a significant seafood industry. The parish exports millions of pounds of shrimp, crab, oysters, and fish annually.
  • Local MarketsPlaquemines Parish is well known for the finest in fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, available through local commercial outlets and numerous roadside outlets lining the major highways in the corridor. Small neighborhood commercial areas serve the communities along Highway 23 to Venice, and Highway 39 to Bohemia.
  • Old Belle Chasse FerryThe Belle Chasse – Scarsdale Ferry is a ferry across the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Louisiana, connecting Belle Chasse and Scarsdale. The ferry opened in August 1959 and was originally free. Today, it carries a $1 toll for 2-axle vehicles, $2 for vehicles with at least 3 axles, and $.50 for motorcycles. The ferry is maintained by Plaquemines Parish.
  • A Sportman's ParadiseCatch big fish and big fun in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana. Just 30 minutes south of New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish known for its world-class fishing.
  • Fort JacksonFort Jackson is a decommissioned masonry fort located some 40 miles (64 km) up river from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It was constructed as a coastal defense of New Orleans between 1822 and 1832, and was a battle site in the American Civil War.[3] It is a National Historic Landmark. It was damaged in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and its condition is threatened.
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news 2013 Annual Audit Report
To view or download the Plaquemines Parish 2013 Annual Audit Report - Click Here
Posted:Mon, Jul 28 2014 10:40 pm
 
news 2014 Alligator Season
APPLICATIONS FOR ESTABLISHED HUNTERS & LOTTERY ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT & CAN BE OBTAINED BY LOGGING ONwww.
Posted:Thu, Jul 24 2014 09:52 am
 
news Plaquemines Parish Housing Assistance Program APPLICATIONS
The Plaquemines Parish Government is accepting applications from Parish residents affected by Hurricane Isaac to secure funding to rehabilitate their homes under its “Plaquemines Housing Assistance Program (PHAP).
Posted:Wed, Jul 23 2014 04:12 pm
 
news President Nungesser on Plaquemines Parish Finances for 2013
BELLE CHASSE, LA – President Nungesser received notice from The United States Department of Homeland Security and FEMA approving a partial cancellation of the Special Community Disaster Loan (SCDL) for $5,910,554.
Posted:Wed, Jul 23 2014 01:42 pm
 
news NACo Conference in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Association of Counties (NACo) held their 79th Annual Conference and Exposition for county and parish leaders as well as staff to learn and network with individuals from throughout the country.
Posted:Tue, Jul 22 2014 10:54 am
 
news 24 Hour Hotline for Sewage and Water
Plaquemines Parish has a contract with Severn Trent Services for the operation and maintenance of its water and wastewatersystem.
Posted:Mon, Jul 21 2014 03:39 pm
 
news Empire Flood Gate Closure
EMPIRE, LA- The Empire flood gate will be closed from 12 pm to 1 pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 for routine maintenance.
Posted:Tue, Jul 15 2014 02:54 pm
 
news Levee Degrading and Construction in Plaquemines
BELLE CHASSE, LA – Plaquemines Parish is currently working on levee construction throughout the parish.
Posted:Tue, Jul 15 2014 12:13 pm
 
 
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Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive held at the Belle Chasse Auditorium on Monday, August 4th from 11 am to 5 pm on behalf of Joshua Rathburn.
Event Date:Mon, Aug 04 2014
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Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet will take place Sunday, August 17th at 2 pm at Bay Adams in Empire, La.
Event Date:Sun, Aug 17 2014
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YMCA Bunco Fundraiser

The YMCA will be hosting their second annual Bunco Fundraiser on Saturday, August 23rd at the Buras Auditorium at 4 pm.
Event Date:Sat, Aug 23 2014
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