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Louisiana: Restored nesting island wildly popular with birds

October 6, 2021

AP News - Restoration of an island in Louisiana’s fragile coastal area is proving wildly popular with the birds it was rebuilt for, their numbers exploding on the recently added land, authorities said Wednesday.

Louisiana’s biggest barrier island restoration project, off Terrebonne Parish, withstands Hurricane Ida

September 24, 2021

Houma Today, Keith Magill - Louisiana's biggest barrier island restoration project, off the coast of Terrebonne Parish, withstood Hurricane Ida with minimal damage, state officials said.

‘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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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…

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