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Nearly 2 square miles of new marshland to be created with $176 million BP spill restoration money

August 16, 2020
Contact:, Mark Schleifstein – Almost 2 square miles of new marsh will be built in the upper Barataria Basin in Jefferson Parish using sediment dredged from the Mississippi River just over 5 miles away, officials with the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced this week.