Stakeholders gathered to discuss erosion issues at Southern University

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Lt. Gen. Russel Honore’ and Sen. Cleo Fields speak with stakeholders on the bluff of the Mississippi River at Southern University in Baton Rouge to discuss erosion issues and solutions. (Courtesy of Southern University)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – On Thursday, stakeholders gathered at Southern University to focus on creating solutions to campus land erosion issues.

The erosion is a result of combined high-water levels from the Mississippi River and drainage of the North Baton Rouge and Scotlandville areas.

The meeting was led by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré and Sen. Cleo Fields where over 50 elected and government officials attended. At the meeting, stakeholders agreed to make a commitment to work toward an achievable solution to the erosion problem while beautifying Southern University’s acreage.

Stakeholders gather to discuss erosion issues and solutions at Southern University in Baton Rouge. (Courtesy of Southern University)

Two locations on the campus were narrowed down for urgent remediation — the ravine and historic bluff.

“The meeting this afternoon was very productive,” Honoré said. “It was a major step in the right direction towards finding a solution for funding and to solidify the process to address the erosion problems on the campus.”  

Another meeting is scheduled to take place in two weeks.

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