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1,200 Acre, $151 Million Marsh Restoration Project

Construction recently began on the almost 1,200 acre Upper Barataria marsh creation project. NOAA is the lead implementing trustee on behalf of the Deepwater Horizon Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group, and this is NOAA’s largest habitat restoration effort to date. The project will build upon previous efforts to restore wetland habitats in Louisiana.

The project was approved by the Deepwater Horizon Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group in the Phase 2 Restoration Plan 3.3: Large-Scale Barataria Marsh Creation: Upper Barataria Component to restore habitats impacted by the 2010 oil spill. It is underway through NOAA’s strong partnership with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), who are leading Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan.

This project is instrumental in restoring and creating habitat, and supporting the trustees’ goals and priorities for coastal resilience. Additionally, this project will provide more than 140 construction-related jobs, further enhancing habitat restoration’s economic benefits in the region.

Learn more about the Upper Barataria marsh creation project at Louisiana’s latest Gulf Spill Restoration news update.

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