LA TIG Restoration Plan #4: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities and Nutrient Reduction
State of Louisiana; US Environmental Protection Agency
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
This Restoration Plan (RP/EA #4) approved restoration projects aimed to improve water quality by reducing nutrients from nonpoint sources and to compensate for recreational use services lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To help restore for recreational use losses, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) approved approximately $38 million in projects which emphasize the creation and enhancement of recreational opportunities, including fishing, beach-going, camping, and boating; public access to natural resources for recreational use; infrastructure for improved of recreational experiences; and educational and outreach components to help encourage the use and stewardship of natural resources. To address water quality injury, we approved approximately $9.5 million in projects designed to help restore and enhance water quality in Louisiana’s coastal watersheds by reducing nutrient and nonpoint source pollution runoff on agricultural lands, focusing on the following strategies: Nutrient Reduction on Dairy Farms (Two projects in three parishes); Nutrient Reduction on Crop and Grazing Lands; and Winter Water Holding on Cropland.
For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/