The Louisiana coast is receiving major restoration from their $256.6 million in BP oil disaster money.
Three major projects set to restore the Louisiana coastline are in the works. The restoration will include working towards 2,900 acres of marsh, coastal ridges and barrier island beaches and dunes, and has already started construction in southeast Louisiana.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced last week that the projects set to restore key features of West Grand Terre Island in Jefferson Parish, create more than 7-mile line of wetlands and coastal ridge, and more.
“They will combat erosion, subsidence and saltwater intrusion, and create nearly 5 square miles of land” in some of the most valuable and vulnerable locations along the state’s coastline, Edwards said during a news conference on Coastal Day at the Legislature.
The restoration will be funded by the $256.6 million in fines and natural resource compensation payments by BP.
The state has already completed dozens of restoration projects that have restored thousands of acres of coastal land in Louisiana. Here at Secret New Orleans, we’ll keep you posted on further news as it comes.
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