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15 ways Louisianans helped restore the coast in 2017

February 15, 2018

This year Gov. John Bel Edwards officially declared Louisiana’s continued wetland loss a state of emergency that requires immediate and urgent action. More than 2,000 square miles have disappeared since the 1930s. Without coastal restoration efforts, another 2,000 to 4,000 square miles could be lost over the next 50 years, according the state’s 2017 coastal master plan.