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Dec 10, 2013 11:54 AM by MELISSA CANONE

Bayou Teche Paddle Trail Public Meetings

The Center for Louisiana Studies is administering a Federal Highway Administration grant to increase accessibility along the Bayou Teche. A public meeting will be held in each of the four parishes along the waterway and the community is encouraged to attend and share ideas and suggestions for improving access for paddlers and other non-motorized recreational uses.

The meeting will provide an update on the project, identify all 8 site locations along the Bayou Teche, discuss floating dock options, and answer questions from the community. Surveys will be available for those who wish to remain anonymous.

Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm to 7:30pm
Port Barre Town Hall Meeting Room
504 Saizan Avenue
Port Barre, LA 70577

Thursday, December 19 at 6pm to 7:30pm
Chitimacha Tribal School Gymnasium
3613 Chitimacha Trail
Charenton, LA 70523

In January 2014, public meetings will be held in the New Iberia City Council Chambers on January 9 at 6pm and at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville on January 13 at 6pm. All meetings are open to the public.

The Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, developed through a partnership between the Center for Louisiana Studies, the TECHE Project and the National Park Service, is managed by the TECHE Project. This grant-funded initiative represents implementation of the paddle trail plan.

For more information about this event and other center activities, please call 337.482.1320 or visit our website,



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