As the State of Louisiana and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) move forward with the permitting process for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion – one of the most important restoration projects in the Coastal Master Plan – your voice and support are needed. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will reconnect the Mississippi River with nearby wetlands and deliver sediment, nutrients and fresh water to build and maintain tens of thousands of acres of land over time in Louisiana's Barataria Basin. The situation is dire – without action, the Barataria Basin could lose an additional 550 square miles of land in the next 50 years. But for this project to be implemented as quickly as possible, decision makers need to hear from you.
Urge the Corps to act swiftly and get the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion under construction by 2020!
Take action now and tell the Corps that Louisiana's land loss crisis is severe and urgent and will only worsen every day until they act - and that means ensuring swift, effective implementation of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The Corps is accepting public comment until September 5, 2017. Don’t miss this chance to be heard.