Large-scale Projects Move Forward in 2017

12.20.2017 | In Restoration Projects
By Alisha Renfro, Coastal Scientist, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, National Wildlife Federation

2017 has been a busy year for coastal restoration in Louisiana. Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan passed unanimously and progress was made on several large-scale restoration projects. This is the time of year where we often reflect on what we want to accomplish in the next year; but, first, let’s take a moment to appreciate how far we’ve come. Here are just a few of the projects that made progress in 2017. Some of these projects may be bigger and some may be smaller, but they all move us a little closer to a more resilient Louisiana coast.

Before and After: Bayou Dupont Marsh Creation and Ridge Restoration and Long Distance Sediment Pipeline Projects.

Before and During the Lake Lery South Shoreline and Marsh Restoration.

Credit: CPRA

Image from: CRCL Oyster Shell Recycling Program which built was used to build a living shoreline in 2016.

Credit: Jacques Herbert