Kelly Purkey, Manager of the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, near Tallulah, LA presented a framed certificate to members of the Nature-Based Tourism Initiative in Northeast Louisiana recognizing the efforts of those who worked to create the “Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Trail.” The plaque reads:
United States Department of the Interior
This certificate is awarded as a part of the
America’s Great Outdoors Initiative
Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Trail
In recognition of conservation and outdoor recreation achievements
Attained through collaboration and partnerships.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior David M. Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Dated the 8th day of September, 2013
The group wishes to acknowledge the Walton Family Foundation and the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge for the role they each played in making this development possible.