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  • Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 14, 2014 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    bi weekly digest of our blog posts search this blog FOLLOW COASTAL LOUISIANA ISSUES ON TWITTER Tweets by RestoreDelta CATEGORIES 2011 Mississippi River Flood 2012 Coastal Master Plan Coastal Master Plan series Army Corps of Engineers Birds BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Latest Mississippi River Delta News July 14 2014 July 14 2014 Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News Two year old breach in Mississippi River could be formally named Mardi Gras Pass By Bob Marshall The Lens July 11 2014 When the Mississippi River broke through its east bank south of Pointe à la Hache read more Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works By John Schwartz The New York Times July 12 2014 All day and all night this ship off a knob of Louisiana at Alligator Bend sucks up silt read more Business coalition to push coastal La restoration efforts By The New Orleans Advocate July 13 2014 A business led coalition has been created to promote sustainable restoration efforts read

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  • Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 7, 2014 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Are What We Do Meet Our Experts Contact Upcoming Events Support Restoration Sign up Take Action Protect The Funding Volunteer Subscribe to this blog By RSS feed or email Or subscribe to a bi weekly digest of our blog posts search this blog FOLLOW COASTAL LOUISIANA ISSUES ON TWITTER Tweets by RestoreDelta CATEGORIES 2011 Mississippi River Flood 2012 Coastal Master Plan Coastal Master Plan series Army Corps of Engineers Birds BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Latest Mississippi River Delta News March 7 2014 March 7 2014 Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News The Great Invisible Mobile native s documentary on Deepwater Horizon disaster to premiere at SXSW By Lawrence Specker AL com March 6 2014 Mobile native Margaret Brown the filmmaker best known for her Mardi Gras documentary read more New Orleans Pelicans Audubon Nature Institute Announce Partnership to Preserve Louisiana s Coast And Wetlands From Digital Journal March 7 2014 The New Orleans Pelicans and the Audubon Nature Institute announced today that

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  • Latest Mississippi River Delta News: January 18, 2013 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Latest Mississippi River Delta News January 18 2013 January 18 2013 Posted by Kevin Chandler in Latest News Greater New Orleans Foundation Ford Foundation fund study on coastal residents challenges By Benjamin Alexander Bloch The Times Picayune New Orleans January 17 2013 While projects already exist to restore Gulf of Mexico wetlands and build levees the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Ford Foundation are funding a new project to focus on the needs of people who live in vanishing coastal communities Read more New Mardi Gras Pass could be restricted if oil facility gets OK to rebuild road By Mark Schleifstein The Times Picayune January 17 2013 A small oil company that lost the only road to its Plaquemines Parish storage facility south of Pointe a la Hache when the Mardi Gras Pass crevasse was formed in early 2012 has asked the Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Natural Resources to rebuild the road atop four 6 by 46 foot culverts that would be built into the crevasse Read more Coastal restoration plan totals 50 billion By Sable LaFrere The Houma La Courier January 16 2013 While damage from the 2010 BP oil spill is not fully understood money

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  • Final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan approved by CPRA | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Restoration Authority of Louisiana CPRA approved the final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan at its March 21 2012 meeting held at the Louisiana State Archives The completed draft represents a milestone for Louisiana a comprehensive science based plan for coastal restoration and protection built to last 50 years The Coastal Master Plan represents thousands of hours of work from scores of contributors and CPRA staff members As CPRA Director Garret Graves said it is a document unlike any that has come before detailed in its approach to Louisiana s coastal crisis while considering possible limitations in funding and resources This plan for the first time ever puts us on a realistic trajectory for generations to come It s an achievable goal It s a fundamental shift in how we approach coastal planning for Louisiana said Graves The next step for the 2012 Coastal Master Plan is approval by the Louisiana Legislature which will receive the document before March 26 The final draft takes into consideration feedback entered after the introduction of the first draft released to the public on January 12 2012 The public comment period ended earlier this year on February 25 The comment period was very constructive said Graves We had over 2 000 comments received Hundreds of people attended the public meetings that were held Every single comment was read Every single comment was considered and every single comment was responded to In addition to the general public CPRA also sought the input of a 33 person framework development team made up of governmental representatives business and industry representatives researchers and non governmental organizations including CRCL Focus groups from the oil and gas navigation and fisheries industries also played a key role in advising CPRA on the Master Plan One of the things we want to do with these focus groups and the framework development team is understand a way to continue them said CPRA Chief of Planning Kirk Rhinehart We got so much good dialogue We learned so much from engaging with them that we want to make sure we continue that process After considering and implementing public feedback the final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan differs somewhat from the original version released January 12 Here are many of the important differences between the two versions broken down by coastal zone Click for a map of all projects on the Southwest Coast in the final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan Southwest Coast Plans to include 500 year level flood protection for Lake Charles via levee have been changed to study alternate means of providing the same level of flood protection for the city CPRA will consider more shoreline protection for Cameron Parish CPRA will work with navigation interests to determine the best way to implement a salinity control structure in the Calcasieu Ship Channel at the Gulf of Mexico Hydrologic restoration for Gum Cove has been removed Click for a map of all projects on the Central Coast in the

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  • Louisiana House Committee approves Coastal Master Plan | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Releases Reports and Resources Videos About Who We Are What We Do Meet Our Experts Contact Upcoming Events Support Restoration Sign up Take Action Protect The Funding Volunteer Subscribe to this blog By RSS feed or email Or subscribe to a bi weekly digest of our blog posts search this blog FOLLOW COASTAL LOUISIANA ISSUES ON TWITTER Tweets by RestoreDelta CATEGORIES 2011 Mississippi River Flood 2012 Coastal Master Plan Coastal Master Plan series Army Corps of Engineers Birds BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later Two Years Later Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Louisiana House Transportation Committee approves Coastal Master Plan May 14 2012 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in 2012 Coastal Master Plan Congress Today the Louisiana State House of Representatives Transportation Committee unanimously approved the 2012 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan SCR 46 and Annual State Coastal Protection and Restoration Plan SCR 41 Last week the Louisiana State Senate also approved both plans The Coastal Master Plan lays out a 50 year vision for protecting and restoring Louisiana s coastal resources and communities

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  • CPRA conducts successful week of public meetings on 2012 Coastal Master Plan | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Coastal Master Plan The public comment period which continues until Feb 25 is an essential part of refining the master plan before it reaches the Louisiana legislature for approval on March 26 The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana CRCL was present at all three public meetings and listened to hundreds of Louisiana residents express their concerns about the plan s potential to address coastal land loss No two venues were the same as citizens in the three meeting locales brought up topics unique to their coastal zones CRCL Executive Director Steven Peyronnin expresses support for CPRA s efforts in constructing the 2012 Coastal Master Plan New Orleans More than 270 people attended the first CPRA public meeting held at the University of New Orleans Governmental representatives from Plaquemines Jefferson and St Bernard parishes were on hand as well as commercial fishing interests from these and other communities near New Orleans Many of the fishers present expressed concerns regarding the master plan s reliance on large scale sediment diversions from the Mississippi River to rebuild marshlands on Louisiana s southeastern coast In their view these sediment diversions would introduce a volume of fresh water into the coastal zones which would be unfavorable to the commercial harvest of oysters and shrimp Sediment diversions are a key element among the many tools available in the 2012 Coastal Master Plan for coastal restoration The use of these diversions maximize the land building potential of the plan and reconnect the Mississippi River with its delta Jefferson Parish President John Young requested that flood protection plans for Lafitte Crown Point and Barataria be implemented on faster pace than originally planned in the 2012 master plan draft There were also a number of non governmental organizations present including CRCL National Audubon Society National Wildlife Federation Nature Conservancy of Louisiana Gulf Restoration Network and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation which expressed support for the processes and effort involved in creating the 2012 Coastal Master Plan More than 250 residents turned out for the CPRA public meeting in Houma Houma The Houma Terrebonne Civic Center played host to more than 270 attendees to CPRA s second public meeting about the 2012 Coastal Master Plan The Houma meeting s comments were centered primarily on requests for more restoration projects on the eastern side of Terrebonne Parish which includes Pointe aux Chenes Isle de Jean Charles and other communities Residents of these areas and representatives of the United Houma Nation and other Native American groups appealed to the CPRA representatives asking for the inclusion of their communities in plans for restoration The 2012 master plan does feature restoration and protection projects in Terrebonne Parish There is enhanced levee protection for Houma and highly populated areas in the center of the parish restoration for Timbalier Island Isle Dernieres and other barrier islands and marsh restoration in the form of a sediment diversion from the Atchafalaya River in western Terrebonne Parish The position of residents in the eastern part of the parish is

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  • Louisiana State Senate passes Coastal Master Plan | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Climate Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority CPRA coastal restoration Community Resiliency Congress Senator David Vitter Senator Mary Landrieu Economics Job Creation Wildlife tourism Economy Federal Policy Clean Water Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA RESTORE Act Water Resources Development Act WRDA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Hunting and Fishing Hurricanes Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Rita K10 Job openings Latest News Louisiana Coastal Area LCA Whites Ditch Mardi Gras Pass Media Resources Meetings Events Mississippi River Gulf Outlet NOAA People Faces of the Delta Profiles in Resilience Staff Profiles Tributes Voices of the Delta Reports Restoration Projects 19 Priority Projects Diversions Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Restore the Coast Science Science and Engineering Special Team SEST Seafood State Legislature The Netherlands Uncategorized Videos Wax Lake Delta Wildlife Louisiana State Senate passes Coastal Master Plan May 2 2012 Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve in 2012 Coastal Master Plan Yesterday the Louisiana State Senate unanimously approved the 2012 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan SCR 46 as well as the Annual State Coastal Protection and Restoration Plan SCR 41 The Coastal Master Plan lays out a 50 year vision for protecting and restoring Louisiana s coastal resources and communities In April both the Senate Transportation and Natural Resources Committees also unanimously approved the plan Now that that it has passed the Senate the Coastal Master Plan will go on to the House Transportation and House Natural Resources committees for approval next week Please check back as we continue updating on the plan s progress in the Louisiana State Legislature over the next few weeks Related Posts Louisiana House Transportation Committee approves Coastal Master Plan Coastal Master Plan passes another legislative milestone Final draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan approved by CPRA The Next 50 Years Funding features for

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    EDF s efforts to restore and revitalize the Mississippi River Delta please click here Delta Dispatches Archive Delta Dispatches Issue 69 20 November 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 68 4 October 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 67 14 September 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 66 24 August 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 65 30 July 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 64 13 July 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 63 22 June 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 62 4 June 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 61 17 May 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 60 2 May 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 59 2 April 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 58 14 March 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 57 22 February 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 56 1 February 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 55 19 January 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 54 3 January 2012 Delta Dispatches Issue 53 14 December 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 52 29 November 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 51 3 November 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 50 19 October 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 49 29 September 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 48 14 September 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 47 31 August 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 46 17 August 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 45 03 August 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 44 18 July 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 43 29 June 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 42 15 June 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 41 25 May 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 40 11 May 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 39 20 April 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 38 04 April 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 37 03 March 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 36 10 February 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 35 28 January 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 34 14 January 2011 Delta Dispatches Issue 33 21 December 2010 Delta Dispatches Issue 32 08 December 2010 Delta Dispatches Issue 30 24 November 2010 Delta Dispatches Issue 30 08 November 2010 Delta Dispatches Issue

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