Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 6, 2014
Still Counting Gulf Spill’s Dead Birds
By Mark Schrope, The New York Times. May 5, 2014.
“Melanie Driscoll, an ornithologist with the Audubon Society in Baton Rouge, La., said the work has “tremendous value” for restoration planning. But, she said, “this is a really big number, and it’s still too small.” That’s because, by design, the study didn’t consider categories such as marsh birds, among other limitations…” (read more)
One Simple Idea That Could Revolutionize Wetlands Conservation in New Orleans
By Nathan C. Martin, Next City. May 5, 2014.
“Louisiana state officials estimate that the cost of restoring the wetlands around the Mississippi Delta—which are the primary buffer between New Orleans and the hurricanes that hit the city nearly every summer…” (read more)
Banquet to honor ‘coastal stewards’
By the Houma Courier. May 5, 2014.
“Tickets are available for the 2014 Coastal Stewardship Awards Banquet, scheduled for Friday in Baton Rouge…” (read more)