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‘A gamechanger’: Long-awaited flood protection project breaks ground in River Parishes

July 26, 2021

WDSU, Harrison Golden – A $760 million flood protection project in talks for decades is one step closer to reality in Louisiana's River Parishes. Construction on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Flood Damage Risk Reduction Project started Monday in St.…

50 years in the making, construction begins on $760M River Parishes hurricane levee project

July 26, 2021

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein – In 1970, River Parishes leaders who were worried that the new levee system being built in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Betsy would push flooding to communities on the western edge of Lake Pontchartrain…

Three more Louisiana coastal restoration projects to create 5 square miles of land

May 19, 2021

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein - Three major restoration projects to build more than 2,900 acres of marsh, coastal ridges and barrier island beaches and dunes have started construction in southeast Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday.

Three Large Coastal Restoration Projects Underway

May 19, 2021

wgno.com, Christopher Leach - SOUTH LOUISIANA—Today marks the return of Coastal Day for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. To Celebrate, Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards had an announcement to make, saying, “I am pleased to announce the advancement of…

Work progresses off Terrebonne on state’s biggest barrier island restoration project

April 5, 2021

houmatoday.com, Kezia Setyawan – About 20 miles southeast of Cocodrie, bulldozers are working on the state's largest-ever project to restore barrier islands that protect inland communities from Gulf of Mexico storms.

Coastal chief: Louisiana needs big diversion projects to restore wetlands

March 9, 2021

theadvocate.com, Chip Kline – Most Louisianans can recite our state’s land loss statistics as quickly as they can recall their home addresses — “a football field of land lost every 100 minutes.”

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

March 5, 2021

nytimes, John Schwartz -  The next phase of a $50 billion plan to protect the Louisiana coast from erosion and rising sea levels has cleared an important hurdle, with the Army Corps of Engineers delivering a long-awaited environmental impact statement for…

This major Louisiana coastal project just received a positive report from the Corps of Engineers

March 5, 2021

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein – One of the most expensive, ambitious and controversial projects in Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion bid to save the southern third of the state from disappearing like a modern-day Atlantis passed a major milestone Thursday night when the…

State, Nicholls to build coastal center aimed at studying land loss in southeast Louisiana

February 9, 2021

nola.com, Halle Parker – Plans to build a coastal center at the Louisiana university closest to the state's disappearing shoreline will move forward by the end of this year.

Work starts on $32M project to turn open water back to marsh

February 5, 2021

katc.com, Associated Press – CAMERON, La. (AP) — Construction has begun on a $32 million project to bring back hundreds of acres of marsh to a part of southwest Louisiana where storms, sinking and other factors have turned thousands of…

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