The deadline for public comment is March 26th, so act now to make sure your voice is heard!
One of the most urgent issues facing Louisiana is the loss of our coast.
The 2017 Coastal Master Plan provides an opportunity to help secure a safe and productive future for the people, wildlife and industries of coastal Louisiana, and that requires putting the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers back to work to build and maintain our land.
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) recently released its draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan, which aims to create a sustainable future through a mix of coastal restoration and risk reduction projects, including sediment diversions - structures that funnel sediment and fresh water from the river into nearby wetlands to build and sustain land.
The Mississippi River built our delta, and it is the key to sustaining it for future generations. Sediment diversions have been studied extensively, and not only do they build land, but they are also crucial for protecting investments in other restoration projects, such as marsh creation.
Let’s put the river back to work! We must use the land-building power of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers to save our coast.
In order for the master plan and sediment diversions to be put into action, the draft plan must be finalized and then passed through the Louisiana legislature. But first, CPRA is accepting public comments on the draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan until March 26.
Take action now: Comment to CPRA and urge them to continue prioritizing sediment diversions in its Coastal Master Plan.