TECHE Project is awarded a grant from the American Canoe Association (ACA) and L.L.Bean for a Club-Fostered Stewardship (CFS) grant in the amount of $800 to be used for the “Mechanical Removal of Water Hyacinth from the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail”.
We are scheduling the hyacinth removal for late September to coincide with Tour du Teche to help clear a path for the racers.
The ACA and L.L.Bean are happy to support the work of your organization and your corps of volunteers who give their time and effort to make the world a better place to paddle.
The TECHE Project is up for an award, and we need your votes of support! Volunteer Molly Richard recently submitted the TECHE Project Council as one of the Giles Automotive Acadiana Heroes for our dedicated work on restoring the Bayou Teche. We won the nomination and now are one of three nominees to be chosen the March 2014 Acadiana Hero. The win comes with a cash award that we can use to further our efforts. Voting is now open and the winner will be chosen at the end of March, so please VOTE NOW at acadianahero.com – and share the news with your friends and family! We need your support!
We are please to announce the addition of Conni Castille as our new Executive Director. Conni is a native of Breaux Bridge who grew up by the bayou. She is a well known folklorist who specializes in films that highlight our local traditions and culture. Conni has extensive knowledge of non-profit organizations working with the Louisiana Folklore Society and Louisiana Folk Roots. Conni is well versed in local history, conservation and low-impact recreation and will be a great asset to our Team. We are very excited to take on a New Year with Conni at our helm!
Show your support for Bayou Teche and the TECHE Project by becoming a member of our non-profit organization! Membership donations received by December 31st will ensure an invitation to our Annual Membership Banquet. The banquet will be held on January 25th at the LA 31- Bayou Teche Brewery. You will be treated to dinner and a guest speaker, Dr. Barry Ancelet, who will be discussing “Bootlegging on the Bayou”. See the pull down under the “About” Page for more information about memberships.
Cajuns For Bayou Teche would like to thank St. Martin Parish Government for a recent $5,000 donation for continued efforts to clean up the Bayou Teche.
Planning for the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is underway. Click here to check out the plan.