Sherburne WMA benefits from Eagle Scout project

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Hunter Ayo recently built and placed a picnic table on the grounds of the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area as part of an Eagle Scout project.

BATON ROUGE - The efforts of an Eagle Scout will benefit Sherburne Wildlife Management Area users.

Hunter Ayo of Boy Scout Troop 271 in Lafayette recently completed his Eagle Scout Project after noticing a need for a picnic table at the WMA and presenting his idea to staff.

A frequent visitor, Ayo wanted to provide an amenity that could be used by those using the fishing pond near the site headquarters.

Ayo, along with members of his scout troop, built and placed a picnic table near the fishing pond. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries assisted Hunter with the project by supplying building materials and selecting a location near the pond to place the table.

Sherburne WMA, located in the Morganza Floodway system of the Atchafalaya Basin, is situated in the lower and upper portions of Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, and Iberville parishes respectively, between the Atchafalaya River and the East Protection Guide Levee.