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EPA Awards More Than $21 Million to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Release Date: 07/17/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – July 17, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $21,375,446 to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) to implement a project to restore and protect Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. The goal of the Mississippi River Sediment Delivery System project is to rebuild 493 acres of emergent marsh and help demonstrate the feasibility of using Mississippi River sediment as a resource in the restoration of marsh communities and transporting the sediment by pipeline. Under the guidelines of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act and in partnership with EPA Region 6, LDNR will implement projects that create, protect, restore and enhance wetlands in coastal Louisiana.

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