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The government of Louisiana said the funding does not affect the state budget and should be spent on recreation The government of Louisiana said the funding does not affect the state budget and should be spent on recreation

Louisiana Reveals Coastal Recreational Enhancement Projects

Louisiana is preparing to spend USD60 million in recovery money to enhance outdoor recreational areas along coastal areas of the state.

The money is part of the billions that BP agreed to pay Louisiana and other Gulf states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

The 23 projects on the list are designed to encourage tourists and Louisiana residents to fish, camp, boat, and take part in other outdoor activities. Some of the upgrades include new or renovated fishing piers in Cameron, Jefferson, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes. It will also include boat access improvements in Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. Mary, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes as well as construction of a visitor’s centre, youth fishing pond and educational components and exhibits at the Lake Charles Science Center.