Each state and federal agency involved in the council got the chance to recommend five projects for funding. All five of Louisiana’s projects were accepted for consideration.
Those projects are:
West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization, $7.2 million for planning. Total project cost $65 million.
Golden Triangle Marsh Creation, $4.3 million for planning. Total project cost $54.5 million.
Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline, $3.2 million for planning. Total project cost $57.7 million.
Lowermost Mississippi River Management, $9.3 million for planning. Total project cost $16.1 million.
Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp, $14.1 million for planning. Total project cost $186 million.
Two additional projects in Louisiana were proposed by federal agency council members:
Jean Lafitte Canal Backfilling, $8.7 million for construction.
Bayou Dularge Ridge, Marsh and Hydrologic restoration — $5.1 million for engineering and design. Final cost range $30 million to $40 million.
Public comment will be taken until Sept. 28 at www.restore thegulf.gov or by mail to Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, Attn: Draft FPL Comments, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras St., Suite 1117, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Public meetings also will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, in New Orleans and Sept. 16 at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium, 728 Myrtle St., in Morgan City.