As a nod to the epic 2020 hurricane season, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry launched a GoFundMe campaign to accept monetary donations to aid in animal relief efforts gofundme.com/f/ldaf-animal-rescue-relief-fund
Hail to Our Oyster Heroes!
Danos recently completed a project requiring the installation of a reef structure into the marsh of Golden Meadow and nearby Catfish Lake (to prevent erosion). The infrastructure was designed and fabricated through 3D printing technology by partner Natrx. Forty-five modules were strategically installed, enabling protection for the 2020 fall oyster spats being seeded into barriers, and allowing an expected 1 million pounds of oysters and sediment to accrue over the next three years.
New Bookstore Bar
Lafayette Beausoleil Books (formerly Cloves Indian Restaurant at 302 Jefferson St.), opening in October, is designed as a cultural destination for lovers of books, wine and other local products. Featuring books in French, new best-sellers and books by diverse authors. New concept: The Whisper Room, a secluded wine bar and cocktail lounge with charcuterie and cheese boards for groups of 25. beausoleilbooks.com
Be sure to call ahead for COVID-19-related closures before visiting any of the places listed.