FORT POLK AWARDS BOOKER-FOWLER FISH HATCHERY

Release Date: 06/12/2006

Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center recently honored the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery (BFFH) with their Directorate of Public Works' "Award of Excellence."


BFFH earned the award for their role in improving outdoor recreational opportunities by transporting fish to the many Fort Polk water bodies. 


"We have been providing live fish transportation services for the Fort Polk community for several years," said Kristi Butler, LDWF's Inland Fisheries biologist manager at BFFH.  "It is an honor to provide a service supporting a U.S. Army community event."


LDWF technicians from the BFFH staff transported 2,500 pounds of live channel catfish using LDWF's customized fish hauling trucks to Fort Polk's Catfish Cove pond for a fishing event. 


For more information, contact Kristi Butler at 318-748-6914 or kbutler@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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