Support Louisiana’s coastal resources by attending the Natchitoches Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Banquet Wednesday, June 8 at the Natchitoches Events Center. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a live auction at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 a person or $500 for a table of 10.
Each person that walks through the door will be entered into a raffle for a Savage Axis Bolt Action Rifle. This year’s prizes are right in line with CCA’s objectives to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. Up for grabs will be two tables full of fishing equipment including tackle, rods, reels and ice chests. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on a King Kooker complete with outdoor cooking gear and an assortment of hunting equipment. There will also be a 52 card raffle for individual items.
CCA Louisiana has been working since 1983 to advise and educate people about the conservation of Louisiana’s marine resources. CCA has been instrumental in banning gill nets in state waters and establishing redfish as a gamefish. Recently they have been working on artificial reefs to promote fish habitat and a few floating islands. With the help of school children, CCA members have used recycled water bottles and natural grasses to create mats. These mats are anchored in shallow water and over time, become part of the coastline, helping to slow erosion.
The CCA has a free statewide outreach program that runs year round to educate youth and adults about recreational fishing and the conservation of marine resources. Schools, groups and clubs can request an Outreach visit by contacting Ryan Guerin at (225) 952-9200. CCA will be at The Natchitoches Fish Hatchery Kids Fishing Derby June 4 from 8 a.m.-noon. Each child will receive a CCA membership and tackle bag.
For information or to get tickets for the banquet call Kate Laurent at (225) 952-9200.