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  • Roll Call - 5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Focus on Restoration — Not Misinformation | Commentary | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    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 Roll Call 5 Years After BP Oil Spill Focus on Restoration Not Misinformation Commentary April 20 2015 Posted by lbourg in 5 Years Later BP Oil Disaster Commentary by Douglas J Meffert National Audubon Society David Muth National Wildlife Federation and Steve Cochran Environmental Defense Fund Roll Call April 20 2015 It s been five years since images of oil soaked pelicans dead turtles and contaminated shorelines along the Gulf Coast shocked our national consciousness Half a decade after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded killing 11 men and unleashing the worst marine oil spill in U S history BP would like you to believe that everything is back to normal along the Gulf Coast In reality BP has not yet truly accepted responsibility for the enormity of the damages it caused Its recent Gulf

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  • Two Years Later: Dolphins Struggling | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    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 Two Years Later Dolphins Struggling April 19 2012 Posted by Lacey McCormick in BP Oil Disaster NOAA Two Years Later Water Resources Development Act WRDA Two years after the start of the BP oil spill dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico are dying in unprecedented numbers This month marks a record shattering 26 consecutive months of above average dolphin strandings Only 5 percent of the stranded dolphins were recovered alive and their prognosis was usually poor Share this photo on Facebook Share this image on Twitter The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA recently did an in depth study of 32 dolphins in Barataria Bay an area that was heavily oiled during the BP oil spill The researchers found that many of the animals were underweight anemic had low hormone levels low blood sugar

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  • Two Years Later: Shoreline Impacts | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    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 Two Years Later Shoreline Impacts April 18 2012 Posted by Lacey McCormick in BP Oil Disaster NOAA Two Years Later Two years after the start of the oil spill a significant stretch of the Gulf Coast remains affected A recent article in National Geographic quotes Jacqueline Michel the U S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA coordinator for the Shoreline Clean up Assessment Program saying The current oiling where you still see anything on the shoreline is around 450 miles as of February 25 The affected areas stretch from Louisiana to Florida An earlier NOAA report documented a total of 1 050 total

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  • Two Years Later: Day 2 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Fact Sheets Press 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 Two Years Later Day 2 April 17 2012 Posted by Ryan Rastegar in BP Oil Disaster Two Years Later From April 20th 2010 through April 5th 2011 some 1 149 sea turtles washed up along the gulf coast Of the dead turtles an overwhelming majority were Kemp s ridley sea turtles the most endangered sea turtle species in the world which nests only in the Gulf of Mexico Last month alone 40 more dead sea turtles were found

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  • Two Years Later: Day 1 | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    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 Two Years Later Day 1 April 16 2012 Posted by Ryan Rastegar in BP Oil Disaster Latest News Two Years Later Welcome to the first day of Two Years Later We re kicking off the week with a video from our partners at Environmental Defense Fund showing some of the awful destruction that took place as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill After all that can you believe that two years later the gulf coast STILL has not received any money from the Clean Water Act penalties Check out our Facebook page to share this with your friends Click this link to tweet this video to your followers Related Posts Two Years Later Two Years Later Day 2 Two Years Later Shoreline Impacts

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  • Two Years Later - Paying tribute to the BP oil spill anniversary | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    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 Two Years Later April 16 2012 Posted by Ryan Rastegar in BP Oil Disaster Latest News Two Years Later This week marks the two year anniversary of the BP oil spill Do you remember where you were on April 20 th 2010 when news broke of the horrific explosion on the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig killing 11 workers injuring 17 others and wreaking unimaginable havoc on the already struggling gulf coast Do you remember the fiery inferno the polluted water or the oil covered dead animals that flooded the media shortly thereafter Before we go any further stop everything you re doing and take 10 seconds to Like our Facebook page Follow us on Twitter Trust us You ll be glad you did Welcome to Two Years Later a commemoration of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill seriously we can t believe it s already been two years either All week long we ll be posting stories photos and videos to honor all that was lost in the devastating events of the BP oil spill and send a strong message to our legislators that gulf coast is still in dire need of restoration For

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  • EDF Voices: Amid dramatic sea level rise, nature itself can provide a much-needed solution | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    Lake Delta Wildlife EDF Voices Amid dramatic sea level rise nature itself can provide a much needed solution April 8 2016 Posted by Emily McCalla in Climate coastal restoration Community Resiliency By Shannon Cunniff Deputy Director Water Program Environmental Defense Fund Even if we manage to reach our goals for reducing greenhouse gases the world will experience a dramatic sea level rise by 2100 the latest study estimates by as much as six feet With a water level that much higher than it is today major coastal cities such as Boston New York and Miami are sure to be below sea level So the key question now is how do we adapt to climate change effects we can no longer avoid A single solution to rising oceans won t fix the problem but there is a soft option that can help protect our coasts when complemented with other measures Living shorelines have role to play Sea level rise means entire regions not just beachfront towns will have to adapt With coastal areas accounting for 42 percent of America s economic output we must make effective climate change and sea level rise adaptation strategies a priority today Soft options sometimes called living shorelines or natural infrastructure include features such as sand dunes barrier islands and maritime forests They help lessen storm surge and flooding while also providing habitat water filtration and beautiful places we can all enjoy These sand dunes were built to protect homes in Hampton Roads Virginia These and other natural infrastructure measures can be used alone or to complement and enhance hard infrastructure such as levees and floodwalls to create multiple lines of defense But natural infrastructure measures also have a distinct advantage over hardened approaches They can grow Beaches dunes wetlands mangroves and oyster reefs can keep

    Original URL path: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2016/04/08/edf-voices-amid-dramatic-sea-level-rise-nature-itself-can-provide-a-much-needed-solution/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Boil for the Bayou | Restore the Mississippi River Delta
    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 Boil for the Bayou August 8 2015 Posted by lbourg in Climate coastal restoration Community Resiliency People By Matthew Phillips Mississippi River Delta Coalition On August 1 st the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign hosted Boil for the Bayou a coastal restoration expo at Bayou Barriere Golf Course in Belle Chasse Louisiana Our inimitable Plaquemines Parish Outreach Coordinator Philip Russo planned and coordinated the event for months An attendee speaks with members of the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign about the economic importance of coastal restoration In a state with the highest rate of land loss in the contiguous U S Plaquemines Parish stands out Louisiana has lost 25 of its coastal wetlands and Plaquemines has lost the most coastal land of any parish Wetlands are an economic driver for Plaquemines commercial fisheries depend heavily on healthy wetlands and sportsmen and women depend on the land for recreational hunting and fishing which bring tourists to the parish The wetlands also buffer communities in Plaquemines some of the most vulnerable in the state against flooding from major storms and sea level rise With so much at stake the state has invested heavily in restoring Plaquemines coastal land More coastal restoration projects are planned for Plaquemines than any other parish With the commitment of parish residents and elected officials to a restored coastline Plaquemines can push for more extensive coastal restoration projects from the state Boil for the Bayou was a rare opportunity for parish residents to meet and share ideas with local organizations government officials and businesses working to restore the coast With over 300 pounds of boiled shrimp and jambalaya courtesy of Salvo s Seafood we invited residents to learn about what they are losing how it is being restored and what they can do Brooke Randolph Office Manager at the Campaign serves boiled shrimp to guests Attendees entered the Bayou Barriere clubhouse to the sounds of The Just Right Band a local New Orleans band playing a mix of pop funk and R B Exhibitors were stationed around the room with posters pamphlets interactive displays and games for guests to enjoy learning about the coast Representatives from Audubon Louisiana the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of the State of Louisiana the Data Center the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign the LSU AgCenter the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation the Preserve Coastal Plaquemines Foundation Restore or Retreat the Woodlands Conservancy the National Wildlife Federation and the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio brought a wealth of knowledge to share with Plaquemines residents about the state of the coast and what is being done to protect it With 12 organizations engaging with attendees over the four

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