This money could simply go into government coffers, but legislators are working to pass the RESTORE Act, which would guarantee that a substantial portion goes to the Gulf--an effort that NPCA strongly supports, as Gulf Islands, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
and Preserve (Louisiana), and Padre Island National Seashore (Texas) could all benefit.
The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
and Preserve has six sites scattered throughout southern Louisiana, three of which are located in the metropolitan area.
Here in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
, 15 miles south of New Orleans, land meets water, sunlight splinters through leaf canopy, great white egrets bob for minnows, alligators float log-like in peat-dark bayous.
New Orleans: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
At least four additional parks have joined these yearly counts: Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, Joshua Tree National Park in California, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
and Preserve in Louisiana.
The city is home to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
and Preserve, which includes French Quarter sites, Chalmette, the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, and the Barataria Preserve, which is in bayou country.