Four Acadiana parishes create paddle trail

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Posted: Nov 14, 2010 10:00 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LAFAYETTE, La. - The National Park Service will help four Acadiana parishes create a Bayou Teche paddle trail for canoes, kayaks and pirogues.

Public meetings are planned Tuesday in Port Barre and Thursday in Charenton about the proposed route through St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary parishes.

Kristen Kordecki, Bayou Teche watershed coordinator for Acadiana Resource Conservation and Development, says officials want to be sure this is something people want.

She says that's likely, considering the success of the 130-mile Tour du Teche canoe and kayak race. Towns all along the way had parties for the competitors.

The Park Service is offering help developing and managing the trail through its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program.

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