Hog Island rec area closed through spring 2015 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hog Island rec area closed through spring 2015

Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Hog Island Recreation Area was closed Tuesday and will remain closed through spring of 2015, according to state officials.


The Hog Island Area will be used as a staging area for several marsh creation projects in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. The north and south parking lots and the boat launches within the area will be closed to the public throughout the duration of the projects. The Sabine NWR has been chosen as a demonstration site to use dredge material to re-create lost marshes. 


The Calcasieu Ship Channel is dredged every year to ensure that large ships can pass into the Port of Lake Charles, making these projects possible. This use of dredged material allows managers to not only restore marshes, but to connect the restored sites to the greater landscape and improve habitat quality and diversity. 


More information will become available as the project gets under way. If you have any questions about this closure or the marsh creation projects please call our main office at Cameron Prairie at 337-598-2216.


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