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Elmer's Island Access Project

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,000,000

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 enhance recreational opportunities on Elmer?s Island by incorporating a suite of elements to improve upon existing access points, enhance the natural features of the area through reconnected hydrology, and develop a solution for improved access for recreational fishing activities targeting the eastern portion of Elmer?s Island adjacent to Caminada Pass. Project elements include: 1. Improvement of aquatic hydrology through the installation of culverts under the access road 2. Enhancement of access features by improvements to a currently improvised parking area and small-boat launches 3. Operation of a beach shuttle service to facilitate beach access points 4. Repair of breach/washout location to allow foot traffic to additional fishing areas 5. Improvements to dedicated birding area, including walking paths and observation area 6. Outreach and educational materials to complement the Proposed Alternative 7. Long-term (15 years) operational costs, including routine trash collection and removal 8. Long-term (15 years) maintenance costs associated with project upkeep, including routine and emergency road repairs 9. Long-term monitoring of recreational usage of Elmer?s Island (pre- and post-Proposed Alternative)

Contact

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

None

Affiliated Institutions

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