Our Mission is to raise the awareness of the importance of Bayou Lafourche and its revitalization, through education and informational outreach, and by the creation of recreation and beautification opportunities along the bayou.

Friends of Bayou Lafourche, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided in the Internal Revenue Code.

Recreational Opportunities

Friends of Bayou Lafourche (FOBL) works with private and public sector beneficiaries and stakeholders to develop and secure funding to build projects that provide recreational opportunities, promote tourism and support local economies.


Friends of Bayou Lafourche supports efforts to create and enhance scenic areas along the bayou for the enjoyment and benefit of all, and to keep Louisiana’s longest freshwater bayou beautiful and free of debris and invasive species.


Outreach to inform and educate communities along Bayou Lafourche about the importance and impact of the bayou is an essential component of FOBL’s mission. Detailing the issues, news, and events that affect the bayou and those who live, work, and enjoy its unique natural and cultural attributes is a primary goal.

Board of Directors

John Lafargue


Danny Babin

Vice President

Henry Templet


Ben Caillouet


Ken Chadwick, PhD


Lee Melancon


Mike Sobert


Justin Tenney, M.D.


Ryan Perque

Executive Director