What Are Supporters Saying About Sediment Diversions?
From local community members to regional leaders: The future of our coast is tied to the Mighty Mississippi River!
After decades of work, a major milestone for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is underway with the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
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Quotes from Coastal Leaders
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“The Coastal Master Plan estimates we could lose 2,250 square miles of the coast in the next 50 years–that’s in addition to the nearly 1,900 square miles we have lost since 1932. This problem isn’t going away. If you think it’s bad now, just wait.”
– Denise Reed, PHD
“We have no time to lose. Our home, our food and our very way of life depend on a healthy and thriving coast. This is our moment to turn the tide on land loss and protect our communities, our culture, and the bounty of our wetlands.”
– Isaac Toups
“Using the Mississippi River is our best bet to save the coast. This is the way Mother Nature intended it to be before we built levees. Using the river to deliver freshwater and sediment into the estuary will create habitat for all species of fish, crab, shrimp and waterfowl and give us lines of defense from storm surge, which is so important to keep living in south Louisiana.”
– Captain Ryan Lambert
“Losing our coast will impact how we live and where we live. Our economy, education, housing, food and recreation are all under siege without innovative projects like the Mid-Baratria Sediment Diversion to help protect our heritage, our culture and our future!”
– Arthur Johnson
Hunters & Anglers for Diversions
Sportsmen & women know the river is essential to healthy and diverse wildlife habitat.
The undersigned sportsmen, sporting businesses and organizations would like to thank you for your support of coastal restoration. We are writing today in support of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. This game-changing restoration project is the single largest ecosystem restoration project in U.S. history, and implementation will ensure future generations of hunters and anglers can enjoy the bounty our Louisiana coastal wetlands have traditionally offered.
Go-Devil Manufacturers of Louisiana
Cajun Fishing Adventures
National Wildlife Federation
Bass Anglers Sportsman Society
Bill Lewis Lures
Banded Holdings, Inc.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservations Partnership
BASS Times Magazine
The Outdoor Cooking Show
Delta Structural Technology, LLC
Creative Cajun Cooking
|Erin Brown and Bill Cooksey
Top Brass Tackle
Cast & Blast Florida
US Ice Team
Louisiana is Pro-Sediment Diversion
According to a 2019 poll of likely Louisiana voters, 82% of respondents support sediment diversion projects to build and maintain coastal wetlands over time and 96% believe it is important that Louisiana’s elected officials make decisions based on the best available science.
See the River in Action
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- Leading Scientist in the Wax Lake Delta
- Sportsman leader on his successful Plaquemines Parish project
Mid-Barataria Supporter Profiles
Letters & Opinions
Landowners, non-profit leaders and more share their voice in support of Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion! Do you want to write a letter? We can help! Contact email@example.com.
- Mayor LaToya Cantrell: We have to use the river sediments to protect our coastline
- Chip Kline: Coastal chief: Louisiana needs big diversion projects to restore wetlands
- Ted Falgout: Guest column: River diversion important to Louisiana coast
- Gay Lebreton and Brandon Nelson: Guest column: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will build land, and economy
- Kimberly Davis Reyher and Kristi Trail: Guest column: Many ways to help the coast, but sediment diversion is a big and important way