Page 7 - BREC's 2019 Annual Report
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BREC created a resiliency plan to increase green infrastructure and capacity to protect the parish from future climate events. Models show BREC parks stored over 9.95 billion gallons of water during the historic flood of 2016, enough to fill LSU Tiger Stadium 71 times.
        As Baton Rouge ranks second in the nation for bicyclist deaths, BREC received a $3-million CMAQ grant for a 7.17-mile bike/ped trail to connect the north part of the parish to the south. Additionally, BREC and DOTD developed the first parish-wide master plan for bike/ped trails.
         The Baton Rouge Zoo is the first facility in the parish and third in the state to become certified as a sensory inclusive facility.
    BREC repurposed a 72-acre underutilized golf course in the most crime-ridden area in the parish. The 144-acre park now has an urban farm, the first outdoor fitness court in the state and will soon host the first local Boys and Girls Clubhouse.
  Louisiana is second in the nation for drowning deaths. BREC’s new Superintendent celebrated the opening day of his first swimming season by jumping into the water with kids and announcing free swimming lessons. In 2019, BREC taught 6,560 free lessons to children and adults.
   Serving the Community - 5 Ways BREC Makes East Baton Rouge Better

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