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New Bayou Teche Information Kiosks unveiled in Village of Loreauville

Each of the 16 Bayou Teche National Water Trail towns will have a new means of telling their special stories.
Posted at 4:48 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 18:49:11-05

LOREAUVILLE, La. - The TECHE Project, Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Village of Loreauville unveiled the information kiosk for Loreauville and the Bayou Teche National Water Trail at a special public ceremony on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Loreauville trailhead located at 119 Bridge St., Loreauville.

Information kiosks will be placed at each of the 16 trailheads along Bayou Teche, the Lower Atchafalaya and Atchafalaya rivers from Port Barre to Berwick. These kiosks will orient water and land trail users to the Bayou Teche and the Lower Atchafalaya and Atchafalaya rivers and present special stories of the 16 trail communities.

"The information kiosk provides orientation information," explained David Dahlquisht, a representative of the Bayou Teche Trail. "They're also going to provide the community stories."

The TECHE Project is the all-volunteer, nonprofit organization representing the many assets of the Bayou Teche/Atchafalaya corridor. In 2015, The TECHE Project received the exceptional designation of "National Water Trail" from the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service program. This recognition is one of 21 such designations in the United States and the only one in Louisiana.