Vermilion River Alliance in the Teche-Vermilion Watershed
Founded by BVPA in July 2014, and managed by the BVPA President, the VRA meets on a quarterly basis to share information about water quality, watershed improvement initiatives, river/bayou cleanups, and related public events.
The VRA is comprised of various stakeholder agencies across St. Landry, St. Martin, Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes. Parish Presidents, Mayors, Police Juries, LDEQ, Soil and Water Conservation groups and other stakeholders are represented at the meetings in an effort to increase efficient use of resources and knowledge needed to achieve progress.
This is an educational and networking event that includes agency presentations and site visits to places of interest in the Teche-Vermilion Watershed.
If you're interested in attending, please email our board members at BVPAconnect@gmail.com to inquire about our next meeting.
Highlights of Past Meetings
Vermilion Parish, 7th Ward Drainage District representative explains why fresh water from the Vermilion is crucial to crop production.
Fresh (non-saline) surface water is pumped from the Vermilion onto a rice field in Vermilion Parish.
A rice farmer in Vermilion Parish hosted a VRA meeting, and the Soil & Water Conservation District brought their Conservation Classroom to give attendees tours.
Lafayette Parish: Experts from University of Louisiana at Lafayette provide an overview of the gauge project and the water monitors that were installed at a bridge in Moncus Park.