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Grand Isle State Park Improvements

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,126,967

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 Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The project will involve improvements to Grand Isle State Park, including upgrading an existing pier to improve fishing access; evaluate and construct, when appropriate, multiple shoreline protection features in the vicinity of Grand Isle State Park to provide habitat for shallow-water, nearshore marine species of recreational value; and repairing and upgrading existing roads and nature trails damaged by repeated flooding. The project will provide improved fishing and recreational use of the state park and also provide protection of coastal, nearshore marine habitats and inland infrastructure. A design firm (GIS Engineering, LLC) was selected to provide design services. The project is being constructed in components, with Road/Trail Overlay construction awarded to a contractor (Barriere Construction) in March 2020 and other components anticipated to proceed to construction in Fall 2020.

Contact

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

None

Affiliated Institutions

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