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Grand Isle is sinking while standing water raises concerns

September 26, 2016

Standing water left in parts of Grand Isle after recent heavy rain and high tides has led to some concerns about the future of the island.

Forgive and forget? Coastal authority asks for $1.6B in federal loan relief for Katrina levee work

September 22, 2016

With billions of dollars in coastal restoration projects in the works, the state would like to see a little give from the federal government by forgiving a $1.6 billion cost share for the New Orleans area levee work after Hurricane…

USDA announced $328 million for Gulf coastal conservation work

September 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a three-year, $328 million restoration strategy for Gulf of Mexico coastal parishes and counties Monday in response to damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Man-made oyster reefs tested in St. Bernard as marsh protection

September 16, 2016

A half-dozen employees of newly-renamed Cycle Marine wrestled concrete rings into the shallow water in front of wetlands ringing Eloi Bay on the southeastern edge of the Biloxi Marsh of St. Bernard Parish on Friday (Sept. 16).

Photos Tell a Story of Disappearing Coastal Land

September 16, 2016

Every hour, a plot of land the size of a football field subsides into the sea in Southeast Louisiana. Over the past 80 years — thanks to the channeling of the Mississippi River, which used to deposit sediment on the…

State wants coastal restoration work to count towards levee debt

September 13, 2016

With $100 million a year payments looming over the state to repay the federal government their share of the New Orleans levee system, the state is trying to sell the idea that the billions in restoration work south of the…

$80 million Shell Island restoration nears completion

September 13, 2016

With a mix of laughing gulls, brown pelicans and frigate birds watching from the air, employees of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock. Co. on Tuesday (Sept. 13) were directing sand from the Mississippi River into place on the new…

State plans southwest Louisiana coast restoration work

September 6, 2016

Construction on six major coastal restoration and protection projects in southwest Louisiana totaling $112 million should begin within 18 months.

Restoration Leaders, Experts Convene on 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan

August 10, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today announced they will host two leadership roundtables this fall and a culminating coastal summit in December to discuss the state’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan, bringing together…

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