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Wetland plague spurs call for Louisiana emergency declaration

August 22, 2017

MORGAN CITY – A group of scientists and community activists is calling on Louisiana to declare an emergency over the rapid die-off of roseau cane, a tall and sturdy marsh grass that holds together large sections of the vulnerable coast. More than 100,000 acres of roseau have been lost or heavily damaged after an East Asian insect appeared on the coast and began preying on the plant.