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$80 million Shell Island restoration nears completion

September 13, 2016

With a mix of laughing gulls, brown pelicans and frigate birds watching from the air, employees of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock. Co. on Tuesday (Sept. 13) were directing sand from the Mississippi River into place on the new beaches and dunes that are the rebuilt east and west lobes of Shell Island, about 8 miles southwest of Buras in Plaquemines Parish.