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West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$92,500,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The project is located in Jefferson Parish immediately northeast of Grand Isle and extends from Barataria Pass eastward to Pass Abel. The project will restore approximately 371 acres of beach and dune habitat, create or restore approximately 160 acres of intertidal marsh habitat, and protect approximately 14,000 linear feet of shoreline along Barataria Pass and Barataria Bay on the western side of West Grand Terre Island. This project was funded for Engineering and Design through the RESTORE Act and was then selected for implementation with NRDA funds in the LA TIG Final Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #6 in April 2020.

Contact

Beth Golden
(225) 342-4708
beth.golden@la.gov
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Project Partners

Affiliated Institutions

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