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Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island and Beach Nourishment

April 5, 2021

Project Overview:

This project will restore beach, dune, and marsh habitat within the Terrebonne Basin barrier shoreline system with restoration work on West Belle Headland, Timbalier Island, and Trinity-East Island. The project will create and/or nourish approximately 1,100 acres of marsh, dune and beach using approximately 9.2 million cubic yards of sediment. This includes restoration of seven miles of beach. Sand will be dredged from an area commonly known as Ship Shoal through a lease agreement with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The project is funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

Press Releases:

4.5.21 Gov. Edwards Tours Trinity-East Island  As Construction Continues 

9.13.19 Gov. Edwards, Terrebonne Officials Announce Three Barrier Island Projects

6.14.19 BOEM Press Release


Project Factsheet





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