Elmer’s Island, a wildlife refuge owned and maintained by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, remains closed to the public.  Ongoing oiling conditions as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill necessitate continued cleanup of remobilized and uncovered oil mats and tar balls.

The 230-acre tract of barrier beachfront, which is located on the southwestern tip of Jefferson Parish, will remain closed to the public until further notice.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting many of Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2396.

Image courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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