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Louisiana’s $50 billion coastal master plan, $644 million annual plan OK’d by Senate

May 18, 2017

The latest version of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan, as well as the $644 million annual plan to fund its restoration and protection work next year, were approved Thursday (May 17) by the Louisiana Senate. Sen. Dan "Blade"…

CPRA Board updated on POTUS response to Declaration of Coastal Emergency

May 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA. – May 17, 2017 – At its monthly meeting today in Baton Rouge, Deputy Director Chip Kline, Governor’s Office for Coastal Activities, provided an update to the CPRA Board on Governor Edwards’ Coastal Emergency Declaration, submitted in…

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…