GLPC Project to Benefit Boating and Fishing Enthusiasts

Photo of Public Boat Launch Upgrades

Pictured above is just one of several recent repairs made to the public boat launch in Port Fourchon. Among the upgrades made were an improved bulkhead, wharves, and the boardwalk near the launch, as seen here.

PORT FOURCHON, LA – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is currently wrapping up work on a self-generated project to enhance the port’s public boat launch.

With an investment totaling nearly $100,000, the public boat launch will now have an improved bulkhead, wharfs, and boardwalk near the launch.

This project was undertaken by GLPC to ensure community members continued to have a safe and nice place to participate in recreational activities.

“Those that use our Port recreationally to launch their boats and fish the world-class areas surrounding our Port deserve to have us invest in them, thus the reason our Board of Commissioners along with myself decided it was time to perform some repairs and upgrades to our public boat launch,” GLPC Port Director Chett Chiasson said.

When combined with the development of the Port’s Slip D mitigation area, which is a 100-acre site with over 40-acres dedicated to future recreational use, its clear to see how the Port continues to embrace a role as not only a destination for industry, but for sportsmen and women as well as nature enthusiasts looking for adventure.

In fact, the mitigation area plans to give visitors a chance to fish, kayak, and birdwatch.

As future ideas begin to meet up with different funding sources, including the Port’s, the result will be a site that promotes educational opportunities for schools and scientists to observe and interact with newly restored marsh.

“Having a front-row seat to watch how a development and mitigation area works to benefit both the energy industry we service as well as the environment we all love and care about is a treat for me personally,” Chiasson said. “This site, which is coming along nicely, will ultimately be a place for workers in our port and visitors to our port to enjoy.”

According to Deputy Port Director Davie Breaux, further improvements are being planned for the actual pavilion at the public boat launch as well with everything expected to be completed by early Spring.

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, facilitates the economic growth of the communities in which it operates by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce. We do this to grow our economy and preserve our environment and heritage. The Port Commission exercises jurisdiction over the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish, south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport (GAO).

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