Covering Louisiana

Feb 14, 2014 9:45 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Welcome signs spring up across Terrebonne

Large informational signs popping up across Terrebonne Parish signal the end of the money from a BP-sponsored program to promote tourism in the region.
In 2010, the parish received more than $2.1 million from a $30 million pool BP funneled to Louisiana to promote tourism after its oil spill that year affected the productive summer season.
Planning and Zoning Director Pat Gordon tells The Courier more than 100 signs welcoming visitors to towns across the parish and directing people to landmarks that include the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, libraries and museums have rolled out since early January.
The project cost a little more than $500,000, and will wrap up in the next week.

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