Terrebonne Biodiversity and Resiliency Projects

On April 25, 2018, AWF announced the launch of The Terrebonne Biodiversity and Resiliency Projects at Pointe-aux-Chenes & Bayou Terrebonne.

Last week, AWF announced the launch of The Terrebonne Biodiversity and Resiliency Projects at Pointe-aux-Chenes & Bayou Terrebonne. The projects represent a private sector investment of $3.4 million dollars and, once completed, the projects will restore 125 acres of wetlands with a per year economic value of $1.2 million and other annual benefits including, 280 tons of carbon sequestered, the elimination of up  to 266 pounds of phosphorus and 10,600 pounds of nitrogen to improve water quality in lower Terrebonne Parish. AWF partnered with  Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES) on these projects and  BHP provided full funding.

Below is selected media coverage in print, TV and radio that resulted from the press conference.

Video From Press Conference
If you would like to watch the feed that was published on Facebook live from the press conference, check out the America’s WETLAND  Facebook page.To view the Video News Release that was downloaded by WWL, WGNO, WBTR, WVLA, KLAX, KATC, KLFY, KPLC, KNOE, Houma TV and KWBJ.

Project aims to replant Louisiana’s disappearing swamps with new strain of cypress
The New Orleans Advocate
April 25, 2018

The bald cypress is the calling card of Louisiana’s swamps, with its “knees” jutting up through the still water and moss hanging from its branches.

But soil subsidence, storm surges and saltwater intrusion have killed off thousands of the iconic trees, worsening the rate of land loss as territory once held in place by the trees’ roots is exposed to water.

Local wetlands projects proposed
Houma Courier/Daily Comet/Apalachicola Times/Tuscaloosa News
April 27, 2018

America’s Wetland Foundation on Thursday announced two projects aimed at restoring 125 acres of wetlands in Pointe-aux-Chenes and Bayou Terrebonne.

The projects will introduce a genetically prepared strain of bald cypress trees to combat years of land loss from storm surge and saltwater intrusion that have uprooted native
bald cypress trees, further eroding the coastline. Read more  here…

Cheers – Restoring wetlands
Houma Today/Houma Courier/Holmes County Times Advertiser
April 28, 2018

America’s Wetland Foundation is working to expand the amount of land that sits between us and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

That is a challenging but worthwhile task, one that should return dividends for the people, wildlife and plants of the Pointe-aux-Chenes and Bayou Terrebonne areas.  Read more
here…

Terrebonne cypress planting to hold off saltwater intrusion
WWL-Radio New Orleans
April 28, 2018

A partnership between coastal advocates and private business is leading to the planting
of 35,000 bald cypress in Terrebonne Parish Wetlands. Senior adviser to the America’s Wetlands Foundation Sidney Coffee says it’s part of a string of smaller projects. “These are transitional projects that can help hold the line on salt water intrusion while
the state’s large projects come online.” Read more  here…

Cypress Trees Planting Project To Help Hold Off Salt Water Intrusion

Louisiana Radio Network (Statewide Coverage -79 radio stations)
April 27, 2018

A partnership between coastal advocates and private business is leading to the planting
of 35,000 bald cypress in Terrebonne Parish Wetlands. Senior adviser to the America’s Wetlands Foundation Sidney Coffee says it’s part of a string of smaller projects.

Interview of Sidney Coffee
WRFK
April 27, 2018

Read more…

 

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