They may be young, but they know what they love about coastal Louisiana. Coastal Louisiana is their playground. Their experiences within our environment are same ones that many of us here in coastal Louisiana share and make us who we are! Let’s all work together to restore and protect their birthplace.
How can you help save coastal Louisiana? Educate others by sending us your why at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As the saying goes, if you’re too busy to go fishing, you’re just too busy. It’s gets tiring living in a world that seems to be moving at the speed of light. Some times you’ve just got to go grab you a pole, head to your favorite honey hole and spend a little time getting things in perspective. We hope you’ll find the time to do just that real soon. Fishing…it does a body (and soul) good.
And while you’re waiting on the big one, maybe you can spend a few moments pondering your Why and then send it to email@example.com.
Our memories need a home! Bayou water runs through our veins and though life takes us on many roads, having a place to return to is essential to all of us. A connection to place is a key part of our well-being. Sometimes when life gets hectic, being able to drive ’down the bayou’ is all it takes to put that extra spring in your step. While some people day-dream about being on a beach, people in South Louisiana might day-dream about fishing in the pirogue with their grandpa. We should always the chance to return to our memories. How sad will that day be if we have to say, “I can’t show you that old oak tree because it’s under water.”
Are your memories in danger of washing away? Share them with us. Send you Why to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Why gallery.
Simply put, coastal Louisiana is awesome! Why wouldn’t you want to save it? The people, the food, the land and culture all make for a pretty spectacular experience. No two communities are exactly the same, except in hospitality. Everyone is welcome and invited to dinner.
If we continue to lose land with no intervention, we will lose a part of history. No longer in tact, our stories will soon be fossils buried in history books. Our traditions and folklore will be meaningless. These things are awesome now, and it’s important to keep them awesome for future generations.
If you want to save all that is awesome in coastal Louisiana, tell us why. You can send your submission to email@example.com. And don’t forget to check out our Why Gallery.
It might be easy to forget, disconnect or easy to dismiss for a moment. A moment turns into a week, a month, then a year. Eventually, a year turns into five then ten, and so much has washed away. The landscape is changed, plants and animals gone. Strong communities weakened, then broken. Traditions lost, history forgotten, memories faded.
It will be too late for: What If’s, I wish, or Why didn’t we. There is no recovering, once it’s gone. And, how long will be it before the water reaches your doorstep?
It’s important to all of us, let us know why it’s important to you. Send your Why to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see more exciting Why participants in our Why Gallery.
Every generation hopes to pass on the best of its culture to its successive generations. This weekend we look forward to celebrating the annual Chauvin Blessing of the Fleet. Many fishing communities throughout the nation and the world celebrate this time-honored tradition. In Chauvin, we do it bayou-style. We hope you’ll join us at the Chauvin Sculpture Garden Folk Art Festival for interesting art, good music and delicious food. It’s a great venue from which to witness the historic Blessing of the Fleet. And Bayou Grace will be on hand collecting Whys!
To learn more about the history of the Boat Blessing, check out this interesting article written by Betsy Gordon for the Louisiana Folklife Program.
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If you haven’t had a chance to add your voice to the Why Should We Save Coastal Louisiana? Photo Project, or would like to add your voice again, there are numerous upcoming opportunities to do so. Bayou Grace will be on the road with the project quite a bit over the next month. We hope to see you soon! And bring a friend or two or twelve!
Upcoming Why Opportunities: