Coastal restoration group announces 15-year achievement

Courtesy of the Houma Courier

A Baton Rouge-based habitat restoration program says it has restored 4,500 acres of wetlands in south Louisiana over the past 15 years.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1QabkRh ) the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana announced its achievement on Tuesday during a meeting in Thibodaux.

Restoration Program Director Hilary Collis says the organization has recruited more than 11,000 volunteers since 2000.

The nonprofit has recently added a mile of sand fence around Isle Dernieres. It has also organized a terrace planting project in Bayou L’Ourse and planted mangrove and marsh grass in Port Fourchon.

Rob Gorman, who helped found the coalition in 1988, says he is focused on coastline restoration because he wants the coast to still be there for his children and grandchildren to enjoy in the future.

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