A look back on 2021 in the Mississippi River Delta

12.21.2021 | In Community & Events

2021 proved to be another year for the books as the world continued to navigate the second year of the pandemic. Coastal Louisiana also faced its fair share of challenges and successes through these trying times. Many of our local communities are still rebuilding homes, schools and businesses following Hurricane Ida’s devastating impacts. (For more information on how to support struggling communities, please visit our resources pages on Point-au-Chien, Ironton, Grand Bayou Village and Houma.)

And while we continue to support our neighbors who are suffering from Ida’s impacts, we also want to acknowledge some bright spots for the coast we experienced in 2021 that hopefully offer some optimism as we head into 2022.

Enjoy this look at some of the progress made for people, wildlife, jobs and major coastal restoration projects along the Mississippi River Delta in 2021. Thank you for being a part of it, and here’s to a more resilient and restored Mississippi River Delta in 2022!

Wins for People:


Wins for Wildlife:

Wins for Jobs:

Restoration Projects Move Forward in 2021

After decades of work, a major milestone for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion happened with the release of the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Our coalition delivered around 50,0000 public comments from a wide variety of engaged citizens in support of the project moving forward, including several coastal leaders.

Several additional noteworthy coastal projects were either completed or made substantial progress this year, including:

More on Delta Dispatches

For the last episode of 2021, Jacques and Simone discuss major events and milestones for Louisiana’s coast over the prior year and look forward to what’s to come in 2022. As a reminder, many families in Louisiana are still dealing with the lingering impacts of Hurricane Ida as we head into the holidays. Visit http://mississippiriverdelta.org/ida to learn how you can help those in need this holiday season and beyond. Happy Holidays to our Delta Dispatches family!