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Water Campus’ plans for impressive model of Mississippi River? Teach, learn, inspire

September 21, 2017

The Advocate - “Winding from one corner of the warehouse to the other, the trough of the Mississippi River dominates the gigantic but still dry model of southeast Louisiana. But by peering closer, visitors can see the ripples of other…

$14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project

September 21, 2017

The Times-Picuyane.  -- Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said Tuesday (Sept. 19) it has received a $14.2 million grant to engineer, design and seek permits for the Maurepas Swamp diversion project. The project will funnel freshwater and sediment from…

Wetland plague spurs call for Louisiana emergency declaration

August 22, 2017

MORGAN CITY - A group of scientists and community activists is calling on Louisiana to declare an emergency over the rapid die-off of roseau cane, a tall and sturdy marsh grass that holds together large sections of the vulnerable coast.…

Federal money for coastal work may continue

August 16, 2017

Federal money for local coastal projects may be not be cut after all.

Big and small, invasive pests spread trouble along coastal Louisiana

August 15, 2017

WVUE - In the Honey Island Swamp, feral hogs gobble up vegetation and prey on tiny critters.

Sediment Diversions Drive Strategy to Keep Louisiana Above Water

August 10, 2017

The coast of Louisiana is sinking, drowning and being blown away at a rate that exceeds any other coastline in the United States. The state accounts for 40% of the nation’s wetlands but 80% of its wetland losses.

Making the Most of an Unprecedented Opportunity: Funding Louisiana’s Coastal Program

August 10, 2017

CPRA must determine which projects to build when, coordinate permitting and engineering and design timelines, and then factor in the length of construction to draw a map of the financial needs of the agency. Along the way these project schedules…

Coastal Crusader: Stirling Properties CEO Marty Mayer is leading a group of top local businesspeople fighting to save our coast

August 2, 2017

On June 2, the state legislature passed the 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. The third revision of the plan since 2007, this version calls for 124 projects to be created that will build or maintain 800 square miles of land.

Giant model of lower Mississippi River takes shape at new research facility

July 27, 2017

(WVUE) - Researchers studying proposed sediment diversions on the Mississippi River will have a giant new tool soon, a 90 x 120 foot physical model of the river and the delta it built.

Compared to this $17 billion project, Louisiana frugal on coastal diversions: report

July 25, 2017

Louisiana hopes to spend $5.1 billion moving sediment and freshwater to new sites to save its coast, including $1.2 billion just for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project. But that investment pales in comparison what California is doing: On Friday, Gov.…

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