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Near Venice, Louisiana is building a 7-mile ridge of new land to buffer storm surge

November 3, 2021, Halle Parker - Excavators and bulldozers rolled into place Tuesday as a chocolatey plume of sandy water spilled out of a pipeline near Venice.

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…