For Immediate Release: Sept. 13, 2008
Contact: Chris Macaluso
Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration is not the Sponsor of Emergency Freshwater Project on Bayou Lafourche
The Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration is not the sponsor of an emergency effort to restore channel capacity and debris clearing on Bayou Lafourche as reported today.
The office has offered technical and financial support to the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District's efforts to restore water quality on the bayou, a source of freshwater for 300,000 residents.
The freshwater district approved a plan for restoration of the bayou at an emergency meeting Saturday, Sept. 13 and will contract all work for this effort.
For additional information please call Chris Macaluso in The Governor's Office of Coastal Activities at (225) 342-3968 or email at email@example.com.
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's mandate is to develop, implement and enforce a comprehensive coastal protection and restoration master plan. For the first time in Louisiana's history, this single state authority will integrate coastal restoration and hurricane protection by marshalling the expertise and resources of the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Transportation and Development, and other state agencies, to speak with one clear voice for the future of Louisiana's coast. Working with federal, state and local political subdivisions, including levee districts, the CPRA will work to establish a safe and sustainable coast that will protect our communities, the nation's critical energy infrastructure, and our bountiful natural resources for generations to come. The CPRA of Louisiana was established by Act 8 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of 2005.