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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Discussion continues over Fourchon Beach

Discussion continues over Fourchon Beach

The South Lafourche Beachfront Development District met last Wednesday to continue the controversial discussion on access to Fourchon Beach. The committee is looking to once again open the beach to the public as well as to allow vehicles to access it.

The main access point to the area from Fourchon Road is owned by the Wisner and Caillouet families. In order for the beach to be opened with vehicle access, several factors need to align.

General Manager of the South Lafourche Levee District, Windell Curole, discussed the prospect of a permit for people to obtain. This permit would give citizens the right to use the beach providing they follow the set rules that would be established by the CPRA, landowners, stakeholders, SLLD and the public.

The end result is to maintain the restoration and wildlife efforts, protect landowner’s property, and create a safe environment for the public.