Webster Parish is at a crossroads of sorts. Camp Minden, formerly known as the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, has been the center of economic and safety controversies for quite some time. Camp Minden occupies nearly 15,000 acres, approximately the size of Lake Bistineau.
Established in 1941, the plant produced munitions for the military. Our nation was at total war and the need for munitions often pushed long-term environmental issues to the back seat. As a result, soil and water were contaminated, resulting in the declaration of many aspects of