Nature-based tourism and watershed education on Bayou Teche continues to make a splash. For six years the TECHE Project has worked to develop the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, a 135 mile long water trail. After several years of community planning, the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail was included in the U.S. Department of Interior National Water Trail System in January 2015. Now, we are pleased to announce that the first of ten floating kayak/canoe/pirogue docks have been installed in Breaux Bridge at Parc des Pont. Funding for the Breaux Bridge floating dock was provided by the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and St. Martin Parish Tourism. Additionally, in September, TECHE Project Council Member Jimmy Gravois of Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, designed and fabricated a portable floating dock, with funding through our lifetime members Alan and Brenda Broussard for the TECHE Project that will spend most of the time in Arnaudville to provide access to Bayou Teche Brewing and will be used for large-scale paddling events during other times of the year. These floating docks will allow for easier access to the bayou and further attracts paddlers of all abilities to enjoy the most culturally and historically significant bayou in Louisiana.