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“Come see what’s new at Bucktown!”

Eva Hillmann and John Lopez In the early 2000s, the Bucktown Mitigation Marsh (BMM) was created to mitigate for six-acres of harbor dredging and 17-acres of land reclamation activities related to construction of the Coast Guard Station on the Metairie-Hammond Hwy in Jefferson Parish (JP). The marsh was planted with about 9,000 individual clumps of…

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Litter Gitter Pilot Project on Ponchatoula Creek Final Report

Osprey Initiative installed their patented “Litter Gitter” tool in Ponchatoula Creek through a grant from The River Network and in partnership with Pontchartrain Conservancy and Tangipahoa Parish Government. A site along Ponchatoula Creek which drains the southern portion of the City of Hammond, connecting to the Natalbany River, thence to Tickfaw River and into Lake…

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HABs: What are they and how do we measure?

Algae can be problematic in water when they grow in abundance, because when these blooms die, their degradation in the environment can deplete oxygen dissolved in water, killing fish, crabs, and oysters.  Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) got a lot of attention over the summer of 2019. In large part, this was due to the death…

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Release of new report of Storm Surge in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes

PC released a new report describing how hurricane surge behaves within the St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes during typical hurricane tracks. PC reviewed contrasting surge movement between Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina. Similar to a study conducted for Lake Pontchartrain, we found that surge is distinctly different if the storm is moving west or east of…

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Delta Dispatches: Earth Day Care Package

In these unprecedented times, many of us are searching for connection and a way to feel grounded. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day visit Restore: Mississippi River Delta for a few tools to help connect with our incredible planet and reflect on the natural beauty that surrounds us.

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Deepwater Horizon 10 Year Anniversary

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion initiated an immense tragedy that took eleven lives and spewed over three million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history. As a result of the various legal settlements and fines imposed, more than $7.29…

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