Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 20, 2013

The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — River Diversions
By Bob Marshall, WWNO (New Orleans). May 20, 2013.
“It’s almost impossible to find anyone in coastal Louisiana opposed to the idea of “coastal restoration.” Storms like Katrina, Gustav and Isaac have shown everyone the value of the marshes and swamps that once stood between them and the Gulf…” (Read more)

Louisiana’s Bayou Is Sinking: Can $50 Billion Save It?
By Tim Folger, National Geographic. May 17, 2013.
“When Terry Serigny was growing up in Leeville, Louisiana, in the 1950s, the Mississippi River Delta town was also known as Orange City for its many citrus groves. Today none of those groves remain. Leeville itself is vanishing, sinking into the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)

Coastal restoration is focus of ‘Coastal Conversations’ series in French Quarter
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 17, 2013.
“The Louisiana State Museum is hosting a panel discussion on coastal restoration efforts along the Gulf Coast and implementation of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan on May 23 at 6 p.m…” (Read more)

LDWF seeks rare bird shooter; reward offered
May 17, 2013 — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are looking for leads regarding a whooping crane that was found shot to death in Red River Parish…” (Read more)