Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

LDWF Closes Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Because of Tropical Storm Cindy

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June 21, 2017

BATON ROUGE: Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge has been closed because of flooding caused by Tropical Storm Cindy, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

All public access roads and boat launches are closed until further notice.

For more information on Rockefeller, contact refuge manager Phillip Trosclair (ptrosclair@wlf.la.gov) or Gabe Giffin (ggiffin@wlf.la.gov) at 985-351-2783.

Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, located in eastern Cameron and western Vermilion Parishes, is 76,042 acres. It borders the Gulf of Mexico for 26.5 miles and extends inland toward the Grand Chenier Ridge, a stranded beach ridge six miles from the Gulf. The refuge allows visitors opportunity to fish, shrimp and crab recreationally. For more information, go to http://www.rwrefuge.com .

Original Press Release http://www.wlf.louisiana. gov/news/41280

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