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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for October 7, 2017 in St. Tammany

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for October 7, 2017 in St. Tammany

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. at Fritchie Park, located at 905 Howze Beach Road in Slidell. This event is a program of Keep St. Tammany Beautiful in partnership with Keep Slidell Beautiful and the City of Slidell, open to St. Tammany Parish residents, and provides an opportunity for residents of St. Tammany to dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste at no cost. Residents are encouraged to visit www.keepsttammanybeautiful.org/events to take a look at the flyer for specifics on what will be accepted. Along with Household Hazardous Waste, residents are also asked to bring patience as this event attracts a large number of people, and wait times can vary.

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St. Tammany Parish is committed to sustainability through initiatives like Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, launched in 2015, the implementation of green energy throughout our Parish-owned facilities, daily litter abatement crews, our Green Guide, elevated water quality standards, and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days. To learn more or to volunteer with Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, visit, www.keepsttammanybeautiful.org.

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Inaugural Groundbreaking for St. Tammany Behavioral Health Campus, Safe Haven

Inaugural Groundbreaking for St. Tammany Behavioral Health Campus, Safe Haven

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, was joined by Nick Richard, Director NAMI, St. Tammany, Safe Haven project team members, dignitaries from Parish Agencies, and representatives from area hospitals to break ground on renovation of the facility that will house the NAMI St. Tammany Run Drop-In Center — the first component of the Safe Haven project, located on the site of Northlake Behavioral Health Campus.

“The significance of this groundbreaking cannot be understated,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “This is a big step toward an even bigger overall outcome — it marks the beginning of the implementation of our Safe Haven Master Plan which will eventually culminate with the opening of our Crisis Intervention Center.”

The NAMI St. Tammany Peer Run Drop-In Center program staffed by Certified Peer Support Specialists (PSS) will offer a warm and inviting home-like environment, and will target adults with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders in St. Tammany Parish, and assist them in finding access to appropriate support resources. It will also provide alternatives for less costly behavioral health care in a less restrictive environment, which can lead to recovery. The NAMI St. Tammany Drop-In Center will accept all eligible clients regardless of their ability to pay.

The NAMI St. Tammany Drop-In Center facility renovation is expected to be completed and operational by the end of the first quarter of 2018. Renovation costs of $558,496 are grant-funded.   

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In 2015 Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced her administration’s vision of developing a comprehensive system of behavioral health care in St. Tammany. Safe Haven will provide a collaborative healing environment for the behavioral health continuum by creating a high-quality, coordinated, sustainable and humane network of care anchored in St. Tammany Parish. The facility will serve as a comprehensive multi- faceted program and a “single point of entry” into the Behavioral Health continuum of care for law enforcement, the judiciary and local area hospitals. To sign up for updates on the progress of Safe Haven visit www.safehavenstp.org.

 

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Generous Donation from Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park Facilitates Roof Repair on Historic Salmen Lodge

The group, Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park, LLC., today presented a check to Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President,  in the amount of $12,016.85 as a reimbursement for the repair to the roof to the historic Salmen Lodge, located within Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell. The roof replacement was complete in late August.

“This group, Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park is a treasure, and our full appreciation for all that they do cannot be adequately expressed. When we discover a need in this beautiful historic park, they immediately begin working with us to address it,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “This partnership with them has produced extraordinary results, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

The Salmen Lodge is a 200-year-old French Creole-style building, which is thought to have been built in the first decade of the 1800s and served as the major trading post in the Bayou Liberty region for over a century. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The replacement of the roof on the Salmen Lodge is a preventative measure to preserve the Lodge as well as part of an overall restoration effort which when complete will restore it to its original trading post appearance. This effort is slowly taking shape. The total cost of the roof replacement was $20,700.

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Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell sits on 130-acres, and  offers visitors an outdoor observatory rich in natural flora, fauna and birding habitats, as well as a glimpse into its rich history—even legend. There are three pavilions, as well as an Amphitheater available for rent at Camp Salmen Nature Park. To rent one of these pavilions, call 985.288.5901. The park is open to the public Friday through Sunday, year-round, from 9a.m. - 4:30 p.m. It is located at 35122 Parish Parkway in Slidell.

 

 

 

 

 

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