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Lockport Library to teach kids about wetlands

May 15, 2017

The Lockport Library will be teaching children about the importance of wetlands later next month by growing miniature ecosystems.

Coastal plan approved

May 15, 2017

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources Thursday approved the state coastal master plan.

Sediment Diversion Operations & Oyster Shell Recycling

May 10, 2017

Welcome to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. On today’s show Natalie Peyronnin, Director of Science Policy and Mississippi River Delta Restoration at the Environmental Defense Fund, speaks to Jacques about sediment diversions operations.

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion would produce 43M metric tonnes of sediment in 10 years, Water Institute CEO says

May 8, 2017

The head of the Water Institute of the Gulf today detailed the expected impact of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, a mammoth $1.4 billion project that would divert Mississippi River water at an unprecedented scale to stem coastal land loss.

What is freshwater diversion?

May 5, 2017

WHAT: Freshwater diversion is a process of moving water from a river into a nearby body of water via a human-made channel. WHY: The infusion of freshwater is usually aimed at restoring the natural functions of a wetland or bay.…

Rolling the tide back from Louisiana’s coast

May 3, 2017

In an effort to increase political will and attract national attention to perhaps one of the most urgent environmental issues in U.S. history, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency due to the state’s rapidly dissipating coastline…

Today is #CoastalDay, Here’s Everything You Need to Know

May 3, 2017

Today, May 2, is Coastal Day at the Louisiana Legislature. This annual event, organized by the Coast Builders Coalition, is designed to educate legislators about the vital work being done to protect and restore our coast. With the 2017 Coastal…

More than 100 Leading Businesses and Organizations Voice Support for Coastal Master Plan

May 3, 2017

(Baton Rouge, LA—May 2, 2017) As Coastal Day is celebrated at the legislature this week, ads signed by more than 100 Louisiana businesses, chambers of commerce, associations and non-profit organizations in support of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan will be…

Louisiana coastal restoration helps nesting shore birds – but there’s a catch

May 3, 2017

Erik Johnson steps carefully across what looks like an empty stretch of beach on the Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge. But slow down and squint hard, Johnson says, and you'll start to see a threatened shore bird's tiny mottled eggs, scattered…

Coastal master plan approved by Senate Transportation Committee

April 28, 2017

The proposed 2017 update of the $50 billion, 50-year master plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection moved easily through the state Senate Transportation, Highways and Public Works committee on Thursday (April 27), being approved by a unanimous voice vote.