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Parish officials break ground on new fishing pier

St. Bernard Parish Government Officials broke ground on a fishing pier at the 40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory located at 8265 Benjamin Street in Chalmette.

The parish received a grant worth $77,800 from the State of Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program to construct the 40 x 16 ft. covered pier and a connecting walkway to the parking area. The new recreational pier will complement existing facilities at the site which include a boat dock, multi-purpose building, and bicycle/pedestrian bridge. The 40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory was made possible by a land lease from the Meraux Foundation and construction funding provided by a $1.25 million federal Tourism Recovery Grant in 2015.


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