Informational Guides and Other Resources

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Citizens’ Rights Card
The printable and foldable Citizen’s Rights Card created by the Public affairs Research Council of Louisiana assists citizens in knowing their rights under Louisiana’s open meetings and public records laws. The pocket guide contains information on open and closed meetings, access to public records, and laws concerning public protesting.

Right to Know Network
The Right-to-Know network is a project of the Center for Effective Government and is a free environmental resource service to citizens. It contains easy to find information on toxic releases (TRI), hazardous wastes, legislation, and many other environment-related topics. It also has a user forum where you can talk with other RTK users about environmental concerns in your area.

DEQ Enviroschool
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality created Enviroschool, an environmental education outreach which provides training to the public on the regulatory process. Sessions are free and DEQ provides a database of past education materials on their website.

Department of Health and Hospitals Private Water Well Testing
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has put together a very informative brochure on owning and maintaining a private water well, including information on when you should have your water well tested for contaminants.

Louisiana Fish Advisories
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality offers a complete listing of all current fishing and swimming advisories for Louisiana water bodies.

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