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NFWF Approves Additional $144.5 Million for Barrier Island Restoration

Louisiana has secured an additional $144.5 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for construction of the second increment of the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration project.

This portion of the project will pump over 5 million cubic yards of sand from the Gulf of Mexico via pipeline, creating approximately 490 acres of beach and dune habitat and restoring approximately 7.5 additional miles of beach.

Construction is anticipated to begin in late summer 2014. Upon completion, increments one and two will have restored a total of approximately 14 miles of beach and 793 acres of beach and dune habitat.


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