PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - A multimillion dollar effort to restore Port Fourchon's beach, dune and marsh is set for completion this spring.
Lafourche Parish coastal zone manager Archie Chaisson III tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/V0iB9y) that dredging work to rebuild portions of the beach wrapped up last week.
The West Belle Pass Headland restoration project involves rebuilding 8,500 feet of beach and dune with 1.6 million cubic yards of dredged sand.
Workers are erecting fences to help prevent erosion on newly built dunes. The project wraps up next year with planting of marsh grasses and mangroves on newly built marshland.
The project is part of the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act program, a state and federal partnership.
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