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Phase I of University Lakes Restoration Project Moves Forward

Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome met with other state and local leaders to share plans for the first phase of the restoration of the University Lakes system in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

For the past year, Sasaki has worked with the State of Louisiana, the City of Baton Rouge, LSU, and the Parish Recreation and Parks Commission on the revitalization of the University Lakes system, one of the most prominent public spaces in Louisiana.

The water quality, habitat, and infrastructure has degraded and is on the brink of collapse. By moving 600,000 cubic yards of dredge, the team is creating a more ecologically resilient and recreationally rich amenity for all people of Baton Rouge.

The first phase of the project is now fully funded. It will focus on dredging five of the six lakes, building or repairing the network of pedestrian and cyclist paths, and adding recreational amenities along the length of the lake’s edges. Read more on

“As we revitalize and enhance this much-beloved area of Baton Rouge, we will also reduce flood risk for surrounding areas and increase recreational amenities for the broad community,” said Governor Edwards.

Watch the full announcement here from WBRZ.

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