Boustany announces grant for coastal restoration in Cameron Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Boustany announces grant for coastal restoration in Cameron Parish

The following is a news release from the Office of Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D.

Lafayette, LA - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $930,919.86 grant to replace the water control structure for the West Big Burn Bridge restoration in Cameron Parish.

"Saltwater intrusion remains a major contributor to coastal erosion in Cameron Parish," Boustany said.  "CIAP projects like the replacement of the water control structure at West Big Burn Bridge will help to prevent further ecosystem degradation and restore our region's natural storm protection.  We must continue to reinforce our coastal protections to safeguard our people and our way of life throughout Southwest Louisiana."

The grant will be used to replace the water control structure, so salinity and water levels can be restored to pre-2005 levels.

Tina Horn, Cameron Parish Administrator, added, "[t]his project was needed to lower water levels and restore the marsh functions for wildlife, waterfowl and fisheries.  This project would not have been possible without the Coastal Impact Assistance Program funds."

This grant is part of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), which distributes funds from offshore mineral royalties to rebuild wetlands and coastal protections.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Celebrating 25 years of Cathedral Chorale

    Celebrating 25 years of Cathedral Chorale

    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:23 PM EST2017-12-18 02:23:12 GMT

    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

    More >>

    This is the first time the group has rehearsed all together. This weekend being the only real preparation. For music director Bob Marcantel, he's only a little stressed out. “My choir members came up to me after the first rehearsal and they said this music's hard, and I said, 'Would you expect anything less?' ” said Marcantel.

    More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:50 PM EST2017-12-18 01:50:10 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

    More >>

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

    More >>
  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-210 WB open at Prien Lake Road Exit

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-12-17 22:52:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The left lane of I-210 westbound is blocked at the Prien Lake Road Exit due to an accident, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic congestion is minimal, according to DOTD. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly