Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 21, 2015

09.21.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Research to study how changes in the Mississippi River can impact the Gulf of Mexico
*features Alisha Renfro, NWF
By Amy Wold. The Advocate. September 19, 2015
Renfro said the Mississippi River’s influence, whether it be from freshwater, sediment or nutrients, extends across the Gulf Coast state borders. “We think of the Gulf of Mexico state by state rather than a system. We have to look at what can we do for the Gulf of Mexico, so this will help bridge that gap,” Renfro said.” (Read More)
Audubon innovative in fight to rebuild bird sanctuary after Hurricanes Rita, Gustav
*features Doug Meffert, Karen Westphal & Timmy Vincent, NAS
By Richard Burgess. The Advocate. September 20, 2015
The 26,000-acre tract in coastal Vermilion Parish is the conservation group’s oldest and largest sanctuary, and Audubon staff are still working there years after Rita and Ike to rebuild the hurricane-ravaged marsh using methods they hope will serve as an example for private landowners fighting coastal erosion with few resources.” (Read More)
Coastal restoration, fisheries conservation aim of Graves funding bill
By Mark Schleifstein. The Times-Picayune. September 18, 2015
A bill to provide money for the Sport Fish Restoration Fund through 2020 for small coastal restoration projects, mostly in Louisiana, and fisheries conservation programs nationwide has been introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge.” (Read More)
That sinking feeling returns – Editorial
By Keith Magill. The Daily Comet. September 20, 2015
Scientists, academics and pundits like me have been sounding that alarm for years to no avail. I don’t know of a single political or business leader locally or statewide who has the guts, vision or political acumen to tell whole communities that a mass exodus from the coast will be essential sooner or later. Rather than risk constituents’ backlash, their inaction leaves people in harm’s way for Gulf of Mexico hurricanes and tidal flooding.” (Read More)
La. 1 bridge could receive help from BP settlement
By Jacob Batte. The Daily Comet. September 18, 2015
Curole said some members of the authority board were concerned that diverting money to the bridge would open the money up to demands for other projects. “That’s why I tabled it so we can make sure it doesn’t,” Curole said. “This was put together to look at what’s best for the community.” (Read More)