Skip to main content

Bayou Vermilion, Our Working River

The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association

The Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association is hosting a symposium on September 10 -12 for the public titled, Bayou Vermilion, Our Working River. Opportunities for Conservation, Management and Development of the river will be discussed. The event includes a sunset cruise on Thursday, a day of speakers from 8:30 – 3:00 at Vermilionville on Friday and family fun activities on Saturday. Registration and information can be found online at Dr. Ernest Girouard, Coordinator of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program serves as Symposium Chair. Dr. Robert Thomas, Director of Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University and key note speaker will speak about Our Love, Fascination, and Dreams for Rivers and Bayous. Other highlighted speakers are Kevin Norton, Amanda Vincent and Ron Boustany. A panel from four parishes on tourism opportunities on the river will be moderated by Dr. David Cheramie and a panel featuring experts on Agriculture, Navigation and Economic Development will be moderated by Rebecca Triche. Registration for the speaker event is $25 which includes a light breakfast and sack lunch. Student/teacher fee with ID is $5. The cost of the sunset cruise is $25 for all participants.