Help protect Lake Martin Louisiana public access. Call Louisiana Governor JOHN BEL EDWARDS

State of Louisiana Created Lake Martin Louisiana in 1950 by signing a agreement with the private land owners who land circle all of the Land that goes all around the Lake . The Chauffe Family has all the Land from the boat Landing back towards the Lake where it touches Nature Conservatory Land in the Lake. The State used these leases all around Lake Martin to flood there Land to create Lake Martin.

The agreement was that the lake would be used for the public and State access into Lake Lepoite making the Game and Fishing Preserve that people come all over the world to see our last natural beauty left in St. Martin Parish and In the State of Louisiana.

A Commission was formed that was years later decommissioned and the lake was handed to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Since that time Lake Martin Louisiana has been forgotten by The State of Louisiana.

Since then the Boat Landing has crumbled into a accident waiting to happen and there are commercial operations with alcohol permits and boat tours. The liability has reverted back to the Land owners.

The people of St. Martin Parish are convinced that the State of Louisiana has forgotten about Lake Martin Louisiana Located in St. Martin Parish.

Land owners have given up on local Parish Government and the State of Louisiana to come in and take responsibility for there lack of interest in Lake Martin.

Now Land owners are forced to block and post there property to escape the liability they were forced to accept. Saying nothing and doing nothing will pave the way to the whole lake being shut down because the liability that tourism put on Lake Martin.

Lake Martin Parish has no help and the local land owners cannot afford the money to hire legal representation to protect the interests for the Public and State access into Lake Lepoite.

The commercial operator make a incredible amount of money from Tourism. Why should the Land owners have to pay to fight for public access. Why Should Land owners take all the liability for the commercial activities in the Lake.

All the people going to Lake Martin and supporting commercial activities in Lake Martin Should step back and look what is really going on. If you liked Lake Martin ? Then you should take the time and voice your concerns to everyone involved in letting Lake Martin to be closed to the Public access.

Many of you who love Lake Martin knows someone who wants to make a difference in this world. If you have been blessed with money or influence to the higher powers in the State of Louisiana then take the time to donate or just pick up the phone and call the Governor JOHN BEL EDWARDS and ask him for help.

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John Bel Edwards is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 56th Governor of Louisiana since 2016. He was previously the Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives for two terms.

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Lake Martin Louisiana State Servitude 1950

Lake Martin Louisiana used to be Lake Lepointe. In 1950 Louisiana State Legislation created Lake Martin with Legislate power to form a Maranda line which represents the Servitude which gives the public and State Access into Lake Lepoint. With out this the Servitude is abolished and the local property owner can shut there portion of the lake down and developed commercial structures inside the lake. Land owners will be able to harvest new growth of Cypress Tress and make money clearing room for cabins and water based casino.

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/document/38601-lake-martin/lake_martin_mp-a_2012.pdf

We the people need to look at everyone who is responsible for the Servitude being lost to a commercial business in our Bird and fishing sanctuary that was legislatively mandated by our legislators in 1950.

https://www.peta.org/media/news-releases/peta-urges-assistant-da-vigorously-prosecute-alleged-alligator-beater/

Remember St. Martin Parish Sheriff Race 2019 Parish and your 2020 judge race. These people was or is responsible to protect our Lake by mandated Legislative by our Louisiana constitution. Your voice Matters. Speak up Election Day and choice the right candidate who will protect our rights as Louisiana Citizens.

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Servitude, in Anglo-American property law a device that ties rights and obligations to ownership or possession of land so that they run with the land to successive owners and occupiers.

In contemporary property law, servitudes allow people to create stable long-term arrangements for a wide variety of purposes, including shared land uses; maintaining the character of a residential neighbourhood, commercial development, or historic property; and financing infrastructure and common facilities. The owner of property burdened by a servitude cannot unilaterally terminate the servitude or transfer the property free from the servitude without the consent of all the beneficiaries. Thus, whether or not they expressly agree to its terms, subsequent owners and occupiers are bound to follow the servitude. Land-use arrangements implemented by servitudes range from simple driveway easements and covenants prohibition nonresidential use of subdivision lots to complex declarations that provide for the physical and governmental infrastructure for , condominiums planned developments, or private towns.

The Former Lake Martin Louisiana abandons it’s Servitude. Public access and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries access abandoned by Local Parish Judge ? Something Wrong with this picture.

Sad Day for Lake Martin Louisiana

The parish Looses control of the Public Servitude and State No longer has a right away into its own Lake in the middle of the former Lake Martin, Louisiana.

Lake Martin is privately owned by many Land owners. What will this lead too now that there is no Legal zoning St. Martin Parish according to the judiciary system.

https://www.peta.org/media/news-releases/peta-urges-assistant-da-vigorously-prosecute-alleged-alligator-beater/

This will open commercialization to all land owners in the lake to Build Camps, Board walks, Tree Houses in The cypress trees or who knows Maybe a casino.

I must say our Parish President was a true man of his word. He stood up for us and put what was need for another party to access the true facts in the case at a later date.

The Friends of Lake Martin and Concerned land owners have tried to intervene to protect public access and our last natural resources.

It’s time for the public to take interest and start calling our elected Governor to get us help. We need him to step in and enforce the legislative action that created the the Servitude and step in and handle this matter that the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries has let get out of control.

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