Local students to volunteer for LA 1 Floating Island Shoreline Project
BATON ROUGE – In conjunction with Earth Day, CCA Louisiana, Shell Oil, Lafourche Parish Government, Entergy and Martin Ecosystems will install a third Floating Island Shoreline Protection Project along Louisiana Hwy. 1 between Port Fourchon and Grand Isle.
The marsh along LA 1 at this location has completely eroded away leaving the highway unprotected and vulnerable to water overtopping during inclement weather events.
The Floating Islands use recycled materials along with vegetation to create new innovative shoreline protection.
Approximately 90 local students from three area schools, along with 60 Entergy, Shell and CCA volunteers will plant the floating islands on site prior to them being anchored in place on Friday, April 17th from 9:30 to 1:30 at the site location at 30043 LA 1, Golden Meadow.
Posted on Fri, April 10, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette