Completion of the Terrebonne Barrier Islands Restoration Project


Restore or Retreat’s Statement on…
CPRA’s Completion of the Terrebonne Barrier Islands Restoration Project

Whisky Island Dredge-Spoils Pipeline Layout

The Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island and Beach renourishment in lower Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes has just been completed. This is a historic day for our parishes. The project through the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) brings many benefits to our communities and stands as a beacon of hope for our coastal land loss crisis statewide. This project which rebuilt and restored 1080 acres of barrier island habitat and 8.6 miles of beach on our coast will provide storm protection and help foster community sustainability for future generations. These barrier islands are our first line of defense against the devastating impacts of hurricanes. The $166 million project was funded with proceeds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill along with an additional $3 million from the State of Louisiana. The funding was administered through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Working with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approximately 8.8 million cubic yards of dredged material from ship shoal was used for the project.

Restore or Retreat recognizes and appreciates all the efforts of the stakeholders engaged in bringing this project to fruition. It is these barrier islands that provide not only critical habitat for our ecosystem but helps to mediate and reduce some of the power of the storms as they come ashore. Protecting our communities and fostering sustainability for future generations to come.

We look forward to many more of these projects being implemented to foster a stronger and more resilient coastline for our citizens of Terrebonne and Lafourche as well as all of Louisiana. Rebuilding our islands and marsh one project at a time will ensure the next generations have a community to call home, live, work and recreate in.

For details directly from CPRA. please see:  CPRA’s Project Viewer

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