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Lockport Library to teach kids about wetlands

May 15, 2017

The Lockport Library will be teaching children about the importance of wetlands later next month by growing miniature ecosystems.

Coastal plan approved

May 15, 2017

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources Thursday approved the state coastal master plan.

Sediment Diversion Operations & Oyster Shell Recycling

May 10, 2017

Welcome to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches. On today’s show Natalie Peyronnin, Director of Science Policy and Mississippi River Delta Restoration at the Environmental Defense Fund, speaks to Jacques about sediment diversions operations.

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion would produce 43M metric tonnes of sediment in 10 years, Water Institute CEO says

May 8, 2017

The head of the Water Institute of the Gulf today detailed the expected impact of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, a mammoth $1.4 billion project that would divert Mississippi River water at an unprecedented scale to stem coastal land loss.

Rolling the tide back from Louisiana’s coast

May 3, 2017

In an effort to increase political will and attract national attention to perhaps one of the most urgent environmental issues in U.S. history, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency due to the state’s rapidly dissipating coastline…

Today is #CoastalDay, Here’s Everything You Need to Know

May 3, 2017

Today, May 2, is Coastal Day at the Louisiana Legislature. This annual event, organized by the Coast Builders Coalition, is designed to educate legislators about the vital work being done to protect and restore our coast. With the 2017 Coastal…

More than 100 Leading Businesses and Organizations Voice Support for Coastal Master Plan

May 3, 2017

(Baton Rouge, LA—May 2, 2017) As Coastal Day is celebrated at the legislature this week, ads signed by more than 100 Louisiana businesses, chambers of commerce, associations and non-profit organizations in support of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan will be…

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency for Louisiana Coast

April 19, 2017

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary means of raising…

Coastal restoration protects, grows economy

April 18, 2017

In Louisiana we understand that coastal land loss significantly impacts our economy in addition to the environmental, cultural, and human toll it takes. The state of Louisiana has created an aggressive, 50-year, $50 billion Coastal Master Plan outlining a suite…

Acadiana’s coast included in governor’s master plan to save coastline

March 27, 2017

Governor John Bel Edwards stated Monday Louisiana is in a race against time to save the coastline. He now has an updated master plan ready to go before state leaders in April.