About

The society was officially founded on May 22, 1989 by a group of prairie enthusiasts. The main purpose of the society was to restore prairie habitat located in Eunice, LA. Since then, the society has expanded its purpose, amount of prairie restored and membership. We have also received our non-profit status.

Projects

The society holds many events which include tours, speakers, restoration projects, land acquisitions and fun social events. 

Donate

The Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to studying, preserving, restoring, and educating the public about the Cajun Prairie Habitat, associated habitats and projects. Donations to the Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society are tax deductible, as allowed by law.

Get Involved

We provide courses in the history and methods of prairie restoration. We organize public lectures and presentations as well as online communities and public actions to convey prairie restoration to a broader audience.

Events

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8:00 AM: Tours of Duralde Restored Prairie. Directions: Take LA 13 north out of Eunice and after crossing a bridge, go about 1.5 miles and turn left onto La 374. If coming from the north on La 13, about 6 miles south of Mamou, just past the Fire Station, turn right onto La 374. Follow La 374 west and it will take a sharp right then a sharp left. After
straightening out from the sharp left, go about 0.5 miles and turn left at the first double intersection. You will be turning left onto a gravel road that is Navy Road. Navy Road is about 2 miles from La 13. Follow Navy Road and it will take a sharp right and then will start a sharp left, but you will not turn at the left but drive straight into Duralde Prairie.
Entrance Lat, Long: 30.558797°, -92.483143°

11:00 AM: Eunice Restored Prairies
and Fall Meeting. The meeting will be
held under the shade structure, bring
your own lunch and a chair; meet at
the corners of Martin Luther King and East Magnolia (510 East Magnolia, Eunice, LA 70535) and enjoy the best restored prairie in the United States.
This site is north of U.S. 190 and east of La 13. For those of you coming from the north on La 13, turn left (east) at the first paved road (East Magnolia) to the east after you cross the railroad tracks in Eunice. Go a couple of blocks and the prairie is on your left. For those coming from the east on U.S. 190 turn right (north) at the first red/green traffic light and follow Martin Luther King Drive for a couple of blocks and the prairie is on your left. For those coming from the west on U.S. 190, follow U.S. 190 through Eunice and after crossing a railroad track, go to the next red/green traffic light and turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive (See above). For those coming from the south on La 13, when you reach the stop sign, turn right onto Maple Ave. Follow Maple for about 3 or 4 blocks and at the 2nd four way stop sign, turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive, this street across U.S. 190 and see above.

For more details about the meeting and or tours, contact Dr. Charles Allen 337-328-2252 or email native@camtel.net,
Steve Nevitt at nevittii@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

Saturday Sept. 12, 2020

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Meeting and Tours

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Restored Eunice prairie site

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society Eunice Site