LDWF announces dual closures on Elmer’s Island for beach and dune restoration project

Access road closed through Friday; west side of the island to close effective April 20

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, according to a press release.

The Phase One closure is for the Elmer’s Island access road through Friday, April 17.

During Phase Two, beginning Monday, April 20, the west side of Elmer’s Island will close, but the east side and access road will remain open.

Construction for this 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 release states.

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 release states.

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