Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 18, 2015

06.18.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Barrier island project moves forward
Editorial, Daily Comet. June 16, 2015
Any restoration of our barrier islands will go a long way toward protecting us from future storms. Without the natural building agents once brought by the rivers, though, any fix of these islands is merely temporary. We are likely on a path that will see us having to carry out similar restoration projects for the foreseeable future.(Read More)
Guest column: The New Orleans model for revival after Hurricane Katrina
By Scott Cowen, The Advocate. June 18, 2015
Whenever I speak about New Orleans’ comeback, I like to emphasize that the city chiefly rebuilt itself by itself. The people of New Orleans rolled up their sleeves and brought back schools and businesses and pieced back together entire neighborhoods through the power of grass-roots partnerships and communal responsibility. Our efforts were fueled by both a survival instinct and a strong desire to come back home. But many of us also felt an obligation to work toward transformative change and rebuild New Orleans better and stronger than before.(Read More)