St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Attractions

  • Washington

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    337-826-5211
    417 Solid Waste Rd.
    Washington, LA 30.616307

    St. Landry Parish Solid Waste - Landfill Tours

    Visit a progressive facility who's very concerned about their carbon footprint, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste. In an effort to address that, the practice of capturing methane gas and converting it into compressed natural gas has taken high priority. CNG is being used to run automated natural gas vehicles for garbage collection as well as our local sheriff department's fleet. In fact, The St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s landfill gas to vehicle fuel project received national recognition when it earned the United States Environmental Protection Agency Landfill Methane Outreach Program 2012 Project of the Year Award. 

    Tour the sanitary landfill today, and learn more about the landfill gas to BioCNG Fueling project. All groups and students are welcome. The landfill is a permitted facility designed to protect and preserve the environment and is operated and monitored to ensure efficiency as well as the safety of the surrounding water, air, and land. The adjacent wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary demonstrate to visitors that through litter prevention and proper management of waste, landfills and nature can coexist. The land and water are protected by the use of retention ponds located next to the landfill which allows for monitoring and cleaning of water that has been in contact with the waste. Visitors are also introduced to the methods in which clean wood waste is diverted from the landfill and used to make mulch which is made available to local residents. 

    franco responsable Group and individual tours available.
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here. 

    Monday-Friday, 6am-5pm | Saturday, 6am-4pm | Free Admission  

    Small Town, Big Impact: St. Landry Parish Fuels Up on RNG – Energy Vision

    337-826-5211
    417 Solid Waste Rd.
    Washington, LA 30.616307

  • Washington

    337-948-0255
    Plant Rd.
    Washington, LA 70589

    Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area

    Take I-49 North to Exit 27. Travel north on LA 10/LA 182 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Plant Road. Go approximately 3.5 miles to the WMA. Thistlethwaite is a 17-square mile tract offering 11,000 acres of mature hunting as well as birding and nature walks. It is included on America's Wetland Red River Birding Trail.

    337-948-0255
    Plant Rd.
    Washington, LA 70589


  • Washington

    337-826-3627
    404 Main St.
    Washington, LA 70589

    Washington Museum & Tourist Center

    Make this your first stop in Washington for information on historic sites, maps of the area, house tours, walking tours, antique shops and bed-and-breakfast listings. More than 80 percent of this once thriving steamboat town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

    Monday-Friday 8am-4pm | Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm

    337-826-3627
    404 Main St.
    Washington, LA 70589