Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Dec. 11, 2015
$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline after Deepwater Horizon oil spill
By The Associated Press. Dec. 10, 2015.
*features Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition statement
“BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has approved $52 million in Deepwater Horizon project money for coastal restoration projects…” (read more).
Lessons for Christchurch from New Orleans
By Ashleigh Stewart, The Press News (Christchurch, New Zealand). Dec. 11, 2015.
*features Doug Meffert, National Audubon Society
“Until the 1960s, the Bayou Bienvenue was a great freshwater cypress swamp of the Mississippi River; a playground for some, a food source for others and storm protection for all. Fifty years later, a few decrepit stumps and the residents’ memories are all that remain…” (read more).
How should Jefferson Parish spend $20 million from BP settlement?
By Littice Bacon-Blood, The Times-Picayune. Dec. 10, 2015.
“You’ve just been handed $5 million to use as you see fit for public purposes in your neighborhood. How would you spend the money?…” (read more).
Project offers new shoreline stabilization and restoration solutions for wetlands
By Andre Moreau, WAFB. Dec. 10, 2015.
“Along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Larose, there’s new promise in the restoration of Louisiana’s fragile coast. It’s a stabilization project America’s Wetland Foundation believes can be the solution to saving the erosion eating away at the state…” (read more).
A dip in RESTORE Act funding
By Justin Phillips, American Press (Lake Charles, La.). Dec. 11, 2015.
“While Louisiana recently gained approval of about $52 million in funding for six coastal restoration projects and a study of the lower Mississippi River, the state also saw its percentage of RESTORE Act Trust Fund money diminish…” (read more).