Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 8, 2015

06.08.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Coastal work moves forward in Terrebonne, Lafourche
*features Simone Maloz, ROR
By Meredith Burns, Houma Courier. June 8, 2015
This year’s plan is pretty good,” said Simone Maloz, executive director of Restore or Retreat, a local coastal advocacy group. “Not only is it ambitious, it’s diverse and it’s highly favorable to our area.” (Read More)
Oyster shell recycling project providing building material for oyster reef south of New Orleans
*features CRCL
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. June 8, 2015
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program got a dozen of the city’s restaurants to separate oyster shells they would normally discard and instead put them in recycling bins. The bins have been picked up five days a week, at no cost to the restaurants, and the shells shipped to a curing site in Buras.” (Read More)
UNO engineering professor wins coastal protection grant
By Jed Lipinksi, The Times-Picayune. June 5, 2015
“We hope that this research will enhance our knowledge of the geotechnical properties of coastal sediments in Louisiana and increase the level of confidence in data quality used for marsh restoration projects,” Ghose Hajra. “This will contribute to cost-savings, time-savings and improved outcomes of any Louisiana coastal restoration and protection project.” (Read More)