The park's mission to preserve and share cultural traditions, historical sites, and natural landscapes means that there's always something interesting going on at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The links to the left provide information about what's happening throughout the park.
The Call to Action Report 2012 for Jean Lafitte and for New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is available here. If you wish to download the report, please note that it is a 984kb document. You can learn more about the National Park Service Call to Action here.
To learn about all National Park Service projects in Louisiana, from historic places to community conservation and recreation, visit the NPS Louisiana page.
Information about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is available here.
Information about hurricanes and their impacts on the park is here.
Look back at recent accomplishments with the 2011 State of the Park Report. Please note that this is a 1449kb pdf and is best printed out landscape on 11" x 17" paper.
Did You Know?
The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.