Latest news: July 10, 2012
Nature takes a crack at rebuilding Louisiana marsh
By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press. July 9, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A small breach on the marsh-covered east bank of the Mississippi River south of New Orleans is giving rise to calls to let the river run wild…” (Read more)
Conservation Update: The Gulf Gets a Win, But the Losses for Sportsmen Keep Coming
By Hal Herring, Field and Stream. July 9, 2012.
“There’s good news, and there’s bad news that leads to good news. First, the good news:
Sportsman’s groups from Ducks Unlimited to the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and everywhere in between were celebrating the passage of the RESTORE Act last week…” (Read more)
Louisiana Delta: The Biggest Habitat Catastrophe You’ve Never Heard Of
By Gerry Bethge, Outdoor Life. July 9, 2012.
“Last month, the collective staffs of Outdoor Life and Field & Stream magazines travelled to South Plaquemines Parish, in southern Louisiana to report on the region’s comeback from the twin catastrophes of Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon and the billion-dollar rescue mission to reverse the incredible amount of habitat loss occurring in the delta…” (Read more)
Landrieu hails Restore Act; now real fight begins
By Rob Masson, WVUE New Orleans. July 9, 2012.
“New Orleans, La. – The accolades continue to pour in for a new law that cold pump hundreds of millions of dollars into coastal restoration in Louisiana…” (Read more)
Restore Act could help unprotected Jean Lafitte area
By Allen Powell II, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 9, 2012.
“About two weeks ago, Jean Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner received a gut punch that he saw coming but couldn’t avoid. For years, he lobbied officials in Washington, D.C., and Baton Rouge to include Jean Lafitte, Lafitte, Barataria and Crown Point in the billion-dollar federal project known as Donaldsonville to the Gulf that would have provided storm surge protection for communities bordering the Barataria basin. He argued that if the area had levees, it probably would have avoided all flooding in the past decade…” (Read more)