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Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area - Island Road Fishing Piers

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

This project will develop a series of five road-side pullovers/parking areas with adjoining fishing piers to enhance fishing opportunities by creating safe recreational areas along Island Road, on the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the most heavily utilized WMA in the State of Louisiana. Island Road is a small two-lane road connecting Highway 665 to Isle de Jean Charles and is the southernmost boundary of the Ensminger/Songe marsh management unit on the Terrebonne Parish portion of the WMA. Island Road is highly utilized by the public for recreational fishing; however, conditions are currently unsafe due to the narrow road and minimal shoulder. This project will enhance recreational opportunities along Island Road, while greatly improving the safety of recreational users by reducing the hazards created by vehicles parked directly along the road.

Contact

Shirley Long
(225) 342-4708
shirley.long@la.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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