Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 14, 2015

08.14.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana restoration projects to get another $52 million in Transocean fines
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By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. August 13, 2015
We are very pleased that all five of our submittals have ended up in the draft funded priority list,” Kline said. “Additionally, we are pleased that there are two projects proposed by federal council members that directly benefit coastal Louisiana. We believe this is a step in the right direction toward restoring the long term health of the Gulf Coast region.” (Read More)

The Great Boot Debate: Is it time for Louisiana to change its map?
By Bret Anderson, The Times-Picayune. August 13, 2015
Jeff Carney, an associate professor of architecture and director of the Coastal Sustainability Studio at LSU, summarized the quandaries inherent in trying to graphically capture a coastline in constant flux: “How do you represent a place where there is no edge?” (Read More)

Terrebonne project among Gulf oil spill funding priorities
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By Sean Ellis, Houma Courier. August 13, 2015
We appreciate the council’s watershed approach to comprehensive restoration and applaud its efforts to leverage funding wherever possible,” said Jordan Macha, Gulf policy analyst with Gulf Restoration Network. “By looking at our Gulf restoration needs in terms of watersheds, we can effectively identify key restoration areas that provide critical resilience and benefit our communities and the environment.” (Read More)

Draft of funding priorities released, with millions going to Mississippi River Delta
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner. August 13, 2015
What stands out here initially is that the Council is taking an approach to funding projects in key watersheds that will work together to address known stressors. For example, the suite of projects proposed in the Mississippi River Delta includes a range of activities from sediment reintroduction to marsh building to living shoreline creation.” (Read More)