GALLIANO, La. (WDSU) — A project to enhance coastline protection in Lafourche Parish is getting $1 million in support from Chevron and the Lafourche Parish Government.
The Bully Camp Terrace Project, in support with Ducks Unlimited, will take place approximately three miles west of Galliano.
The completion of the project will impact nearly 390 acres.
The project will see the construction and planting of nearly 35,200 linear feet of soil terraces. These terraces will help to restore emergent marsh and help to protect existing natural marsh adjacent to the terraces, according to the press release.
“These projects create natural features which protect our levee system and other vital infrastructure from the erosive effects of day to day tidal action,” Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson said. “Preserving our wetlands is one way we can help to improve our community.”
This installment will aid in reducing wave impact to the coast and encourage the growth of aquatic vegetation.
The restoration and protection of the marsh terraces will provide enhanced habitat conditions for wildlife and fisheries resource.
“Earthen terraces can provide improved foraging, loafing and nesting habitat for a variety of coastal birds including waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds and secretive marsh birds,” according to Bob Dew, director of development for Ducks Unlimited.
The project is expected to be completed by June 2021.
By: WDSU Digital Team