March 28, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened all roads in the Joyce and Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Areas with the exception of a portion of Boyce Tower Road on Maurepas Swamp WMA. That portion of the road, closed near the bridge on Boyce Tower Road, is expected to be opened later this week.
The roads in these WMAs have been closed since March 15 due to flooding caused by heavy rain.
Joyce WMA is a 27,487 acre tract located in southern Tangipahoa Parish five miles south of Hammond. For more information on the WMA, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2774.
Maurepas Swamp WMA, which consists of 122,098 acres, is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans and along the south shore of Lake Maurepas. The WMA includes property in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. James and Tangipahoa parishes. For more information on the WMA, go to: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2791.
For more information, contact Forest Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-543-4781.