(April 15, 2015) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a two-phase closure on Elmer’s Island for the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project.
Phase one includes closure of the Elmer’s Island access road on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17.
During phase two of the project, the west side of Elmer’s Island will close, but the east side and access road will remain open. This closure will go into effect Monday, April 20.
Construction for this critical habitat restoration project will begin on or near May 1. Visitors to the refuge are asked to yield to construction vehicles and equipment when traveling and parking along the access road.
The Caminada headland is located south and east of Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish and is a 14-mile long undeveloped beach that stretches from West Belle Pass on the west to Caminada Pass on the east. To view a map of the area closure, click here.
The Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project is managed by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The goal of the project is to restore and protect shoreline habitats across the Caminada headland through the direct placement of approximately 5.4 million cubic yards of sandy material from Ship Shoal, an offshore borrow source. A total of 489 acres of beach and dune habitat will be restored.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
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