Sat, Dec 14 | Barataria Preserve

Latinxhikers NOLA Wetlands Walk

Join us on a wetlands walk on December 14th with Noami Grevemberg of @irietoaurora, @thevanlifeapp, @diversify.vanlife.
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Latinxhikers NOLA Wetlands Walk

Time & Location

Dec 14, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Barataria Preserve , 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072, USA

About the Event

Latinxhikers is an Atlanta based community dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation through digital storytelling and community outreach. 

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NEW ORLEANS

We are joining forces with Noami Grevemberg, the queen behind @irietoaurora, @thevanlifeapp, @diversify.vanlife and who also calls New Orleans her home when she isn't living her best life traveling the country in her van. We will be gathering at the Barataria Preserve which is on 26,000 acres that include bayous, swamps, marshes, and forests. We will be walking along boardwalks and dirt trails where we can spot animals including alligators and over 200 species of birds plus an ever-changing array of wildflowers and plants

We will be meeting at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center at 9:30 where we will Exhibits at the preserve visitor center highlight how the Mississippi River built Louisiana's wetlands, the national importance of the area, and the relation between the land and its people. Following our visit to the visitor's center, we will start our walk at approx.10:00am where we will enjoy a nice-n-easy walk for about 3-4 miles.  

After our hike, we will enjoy some snacks, beverages, and giveaways provided by REI. 

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HIKE DETAILS:

All skill levels, BIPOC & allies welcome 

Location: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - Barataria Preserve 

https://www.nps.gov/jela/barataria-preserve.htm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barataria-Preserve/148314515194076

Address:

6588 Barataria Blvd

Marrero, LA 70072

[Ancestral lands of the Houma & Chitimacha peoples]

Meeting Place: Barataria Preserve Visitor Center - type in google maps and it will take

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Distance: Approx. 3-4 miles (slow-n-easy pace)

Trail Details: Stay tuned for more details on what trails we will be taking...

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Fees: FREE

Bathrooms: Available

Families & children welcome!

Pets: Pets are only allowed in parking areas and on the deck at the visitor center. They are not allowed on the trails. 

What to bring/wear: A water bottle and bug spray - mosquitos are active most of the year. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting sweaty in. 

Accessibility: Stay tuned for more details on what trails we will be taking...

  • Visitor center is wheelchair accessible. Exhibits include audio exhibits and touchable displays.
  • The following trails are wheelchair accessible: Visitor Center Trail, Palmetto Trail, Bayou Coquille Trail, and the first third of Marsh Overlook Trail. See the trail map and trail map description to learn more about the preserve trails.

Transportation: 

  • A one-way taxi fare from downtown New Orleans to either the Barataria Preserve or to Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery costs about the equivalent of one-day car rental.
  • Rideshare services are available TO the Barataria Preserve. Returning FROM there can be difficult via rideshare services, so be sure to confirm your RETURN ride and get your rideshare driver's number.
  • No public bus transportation is available from New Orleans to the Barataria Preserve

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RSVP on our Facebook and/or our website. 

Special thanks to our sponsors REI for making this event possible. 

Feel free to reach out with any questions! Please watch our stories on our Instagram for up-to-date details. 

Adriana & Noami 

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