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TECHE Project Receives Grant for More Docks, Educational Resources

Apr 04, 2018 02:16PM ● By Staff Writer

The TECHE Project received an $89,908 federal grant to install canoe and kayak docks and launches in areas along Bayou Teche, along with additional learning resources about the waterway and the communities it affects.

Fielded through the Recreational Trails Program, the grant will allow the installation of exhibits detailing the Teche’s geography, as well as stories unique to the areas along the waterway.

The Bayou, hailed as Louisiana’s most historic and culturally significant waterway, is regarded as a National Water Trail, one of only 21 in the U.S. and the only in Louisiana. The designation was made by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2015.

The RTP is a federal program that draws funding from taxes on fuel sales for recreational vehicles and is administered by the Federal Highway Administration.

The TECHE Project, a nonprofit organization that manages the Bayou Teche National Water Trail, leads programs that focus on the area’s historical, natural, scenic, recreational and cultural resources.