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Lafourche project would improve wetlands east of Leeville

1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago September 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015 Monday, September 14 2015 September 14, 2015 10:48 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

LEEVILLE - Lafourche Parish's plan for Restore Act money proposes setting aside $270,550 for engineering and permitting to build new wetlands, restore degraded marsh and reduce wave erosion along Louisiana Highway 1 east of Leeville.

The Daily Comet reports the parish's multi-year plan, open for public comment on the parish's website, outlines how officials plan to spend $1.3 million relating to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

One project could build about 5,500 acres of marsh along Highway stretching from Bayou L'Ours to Leeville.

Susan Testroet-Bergeron, executive director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, said the area is also an important nursery habitat for shrimp, redfish and other seafood.

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