Please note the new date and time: Saturday only, 11a.m. - approximately 7p.m. We will start at E Bayou Rd and Fourth Street in Donaldsonville. Please also plan to bring your own lunch or to buy lunch in the area. We will have a limited amount of kayaks, canoes and rafts available. BRING YOUR OWN PIROGUE, CANOE, KAYAK OR FLOAT OF ANY KIND! Be prepared to take turns floating and canvassing, if you are unable to bring your own vessel. Please note that all bridges on route have a 4ft height clearing.
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On September 9, as a part of the NATIONAL #STOPETP DAY OF ACTION, L'eau Est La Vie Camp will host a FLOTILLA DOWN BAYOU LAFOURCHE, while also canvassing local communities regarding the struggle to stop Energy Transfer Partner's proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline!
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US! COME EXPERIENCE L'EAU EST LA VIE CAMP! WE WILL FLOAT WITH OUR RAFTS, TRADITIONAL STRUCTURES AND KAYAKS WITH OUR USUAL LOUISIANA FLARE AND JOIE DE VIVRE!
During our time together we will also work to raise awareness and educate the public to the potential harms that the #BayouBridge Pipeline brings to the drinking waters of Indigenous and Cajun communities along Bayou Lafourche.
Join us Saturday morning before the float for the Frontliners in Saint James' ceremony "Prayer To Stop a Pipeline" Learn more here:https://www.facebook.com/events/168083080427098/
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) – owner of the disastrous Dakota Access Pipeline – is wreaking havoc across the United States. From North Dakota to Pennsylvania, from Ohio to Louisiana, from Michigan to Texas, ETP continues to systematically and ruthlessly violate indigenous sovereignty and human rights. Wherever they build, ETP steals land, poisons air and water, and trashes the climate.
Enough is enough. On September 9th, 2017, an emerging coalition of frontline communities and allies are taking action across the country to #StopETP and defend indigenous rights and our water, land, air, and climate.
By taking coordinated action targeting ETP, we will launch a broader, sustained effort to disrupt ETP’s business-as-usual until the company withdraws their unnecessary and damaging pipeline projects, stops violating human rights, and stops polluting the air, water, and climate.
Can't make it to L'eau Est La Vie Camp's #StopETP float, but want to register an event in your area? Go here to learn more and sign up and #StopETP - http://stopetp.org/