Virtual Meetings to Provide Information and Resources on Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

By Helen Rose Patterson, Senior Outreach Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration

On March 5, 2021, the Army Corps of Engineers released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion for public review, triggering a 60-day comment period. The Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LATIG) also released a draft Restoration Plan identifying how the project will help restore the ecosystem in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

But where does my voice fit in?

Coming in at over 5000 pages, consisting of 10 chapters and 20 appendices, the statement is chock full of information about this proposed project and what it can do to restore our coast. We also understand, that’s a lot to digest and you probably have a lot of questions like we did. So, Restore the Mississippi River Delta has partnered with the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) representing the LATIG to bring you informational webinars to help you navigate the documents and the process.

At these webinars, the panelists will explain more about the project itself, help navigate the documents to find the topics you’re most interested in, and provide guidance on how to submit formal public comments during the comment period. It is important to know the questions and comments made in these webinars will not be counted as official public comments. However, we hope you will be able to have your questions answered and walk away with a better understanding of the project and process in order to craft and submit formal comments.

We encourage you to read up on the project before the webinar. You can find the DEIS here, and CPRA has a handy website with lots of information.

You can register for final webinar using this link:

Language access services are available by request. Contact Amy Reed to make arrangements.

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