Last week, Corps’ New Orleans District Commander Col. Rick Hansen and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser signed a partnership agreement for beneficial use of dredged material coastal restoration projects.

Corps, Parish Sign Beneficial Use Agreement

By Alex Galbraith
 
The Army Corps of Engineers and Plaquemines Parish entered into an agreement on August 6 that would begin the first ever marsh creation projects under the Louisiana Coastal Area Beneficial Use of Dredged Material program. The agreement– which was signed by the Corps’ New Orleans District Commander Col. Rick Hansen and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser– will allow the planning to begin on a project that will take sediment dredged from the Mississippi River shipping canal and use it to build wetlands in West Bay. At the end of the project, the Corps hopes to have built between 300 and 600 acres of marsh east of Grand Pass in West Bay.
 
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