St. Bernard Parish Extension
St. Bernard Parish is located five miles from downtown New Orleans, on the coast of Louisiana. The parish is famous for being the site of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service works with the local community focusing on the coastal integrity of the parish and its role in the overall quality of life. 

Agriculture and Natural Resources
St. Bernard Parish homeowners had their landscape, lawns and urban forestation totally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. In an effort to beautify and return to a normal standard of living, educational workshops, seminars, lectures, publi-cations and meetings were provided. Areas of emphasis included timely economic, traditional and environmentally benefi-cial plantings of lawns, trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens. Ongoing projects include school landscaping, parish-wide tree plantings and individual homeowner problems.
Sea-Grant Marine Advisory Agent provided leadership to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on seafood issues. When completed, the Louisiana crab Industry, and all of its products, will be the only Gulf of Mexico product so certified. By the year 2012, major retailers, such as Wal-Mart, will only carry MSC-certified products, thus giving Louisiana clear market advantage for its crab products. This past year, the fisheries agent was also working with parish officials and commercial fishermen in light of BP oil spill.

Contact St. Bernard Parish Extension

James Vaughn
CHALMETTE, Louisiana  70043-1611
Phone: 504/278-4234
Fax: 504/278-4239


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana

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