NOAA awards US$25 million funding for Louisiana coastal restoration projects

Smooth codgrass marsh and black mangroves at the site of the West Fourchon Marsh Creation and Nourishment Project (Photo: Louisiana Coastal Westlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded approximately US$25 million in funding to support coastal protection and restoration projects around Louisiana.

Around US$22.2 million will support the West Fourchon Marsh Creation and Nourishment Project, which will create and restore approximately 217 hectares of marsh and mangrove habitat in Terrebonne Parish. The remaining US$2.8 million will support the North Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing Project, which will restore approximately 157 hectares of marsh in St. Bernard Parish near Delacroix.

Offshore sediment will be used in both restoration projects.

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