Lt. Governer Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks present grant checks through Land and Water Conservation Fund
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Louisiana State Parks are proud to present Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant awards today to the town of Madisonville, the St. Tammany Parish Government, and Jefferson Parish Government for development and construction of outdoor recreation spaces. Additional awards will be made this week to the Washington Parish Government and the city of Thibodaux. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established by Congress in 1964 to fulfill a commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans. A total of $4.3 million in grant awards around the state are being made through the LWCF.
Lieutenant Governor Nungesser today presented a grant check through the LWCF to Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat in the amount of $1 million. The town of Madisonville will use the grant funding as part of a $2 million development of the Coquille Lakefront Day Use Area. Construction work on the day use area will include a kayak launch, boat house, fishing piers, beach, restrooms, walking and nature trails, splash pad, picnic pavilions, pickleball complex, playground, disc golf course, and miniature golf.
Next, Lieutenant Governor Nungesser traveled to Mandeville where he presented a LWCF grant check in the amount of $1 million to the St. Tammany Parish Government and Parish President Michael Cooper for construction projects at the Lacombe Trace Trails and Nature Park. The LWCF funding is part of the $2 million total cost to create trails, picnic pavilions, a kayak launch, fishing boardwalk, and expansion of a parking area.
A third LWCF grant check was presented today to the Jefferson Parish Government and Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng in the amount of $754,946 for phase one of improvements to the Bucktown Harbor Park. Combined with an original grant amount of $1.25 million, the grant funding is part of a $4 million project to construct a paddle craft launch, beach, paddle boat pavilion, playground, restrooms, concession stand, walkways and bike path, and parking area. On Thursday, October 12, Lieutenant Governor Nungesser will make LWCF grant check presentations in Washington and Lafourche Parishes.