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The Fifth Season: Agency working to keep Louisiana coast from vanishing

June 7, 2018

wafb.com, Jeff Morrow -- Louisiana was most likely the last state formed many, many years ago. And the lifeblood for coastal creation is the invaluable sediment contained in the mighty Mississippi River.

Federal funding bill supports Roseau cane research

April 11, 2018

Congress recently passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes funding for Roseau cane scale research.

Coastal protection guest column: Louisiana land loss a crisis; here’s what we’re doing about it

April 4, 2018

As a Grand Isle native and former businessman, I’ve witnessed our coastal devastation firsthand. I’ve seen homes flood, productive fisheries disappear, hardworking citizens forced to change careers and move away, and industries relocate. I take this personally, and for me…

Whiskey Island restoration nears completion

March 16, 2018

Construction is nearing completion of the restoration of Whiskey Island, which helps protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storm surge. “We waited a long time for this,” Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove said today. “We still have a lot of…

Securing offshore royalties is essential to Louisiana’s coast | Steve Scalise

February 27, 2018

Opinion by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise On Aug. 29, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a storm that would change the lives of Louisianians forever.

Coastal restoration project advances in Lafourche

February 27, 2018

A coastal restoration project in Lafourche Parish will advance to its construction phase next year. The announcement came after the project being awarded the money to do so earlier this month.

White House proposes keeping coastal funding in budget, after placing it on chopping block in past years

February 16, 2018

“The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.”

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…

Coastal projects advancing this year

January 30, 2018

Southeast Louisiana has nearly $1.2 billion in coastal restoration and protection projects that are completed or in the process of completion, including multimillion-dollar improvements for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes this year.