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Edible plant hike planned for Poverty Point

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POVERTY POINT, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Poverty Point State Historic Site invites the public to explore some of the native wild plants that the ancient people of Poverty Point might have used for food, shelter and medicine, during the Edible Wild Plants hike of Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

There will be a ranger-lead hike to teach visitors about some of the plants that were used by these prehistoric people of Poverty Point in their daily survival.

The $4 admission fee to the historic site affords visitors access to area museum and the opportunity to study the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1100 B.C. Poverty Point State Historic Site is located in West Carroll Parrish, east of Monroe on La. 577.

Guided tram tours, which depart 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. are also available. For more information, call 888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 locally or email povertypoint@crt.state.la.us. Hours and days of operation are Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

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