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Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Piers and Signage

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$690,000

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 include recreation enhancements within the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge (RWR), including new fishing piers and signage. The construction of new observation and fishing piers in Unit 4 within the Refuge would be for the continued benefit for public use and recreation. The project will include construction of up to 560 feet of new piers at three locations within the Refuge. Past pier enhancements for recreational fishing and observation within the RWR have been successful and well received by the public. New piers would be of similar design to piers recently developed in the RWR. The alternative also includes development of signage at the entrance of the Price Lake Road, East End Locks Road, Joseph Harbor Boat Launch, and along other roads and canals in the RWR. Proposed signage would provide location information, as well as education to the public on how the RWR works with other partners and parishes in order to reach common goals based around coastal conservation. Because coastal erosion is a particular concern within the RWR, proposed educational signage would also explain the steps being taken to protect the shoreline and create marsh in areas that need to be rehabilitated on the Refuge. Signage would also provide information on how the public can help in the effort to preserve lands within the Refuge. Likewise, because the RWR’s system of canals play such an important role in helping landowners to the north drain water after heavy rains or floods (drainage is an important characteristic of the Mermentau Basin), signage would provide another chance to educate the public on the importance the Refuge serves to man...click on "More Info" link below

Contact

Beth Matthews Golden
(225) 342-4708
beth.golden@la.gov
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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