Statewide projects vie for coastal money - KLFY News 10

Statewide projects vie for coastal money

Updated:

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Eight wetland restoration projects are in the running for federal money this year.

The Courier reports the projects include work in both Lafourche and Terrebonne parish and are among 18 others statewide vying for money set aside by the federal Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act.

Simone Maloz, director of Thibodaux-based coastal restoration advocacy group Restore or Retreat, said the process is tedious, but it has aided in a number of projects and was at one time the only source of money to fight the continuing erosion of Louisiana's coastal wetlands.

A task force overseeing the federal money usually allocates between $30 million and $50 million for projects each year.

The latest projects will be further screened in April.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police Seek Bank Robbery Suspect

    Police Seek Bank Robbery Suspect

    Lafayette Police have released these surveillance images of a bank robbery that occurred on the 300 block of Heyman Boulevard. See if you can identify the suspect.More >>
    Lafayette Police have released these surveillance images of a bank robbery that occurred on the 300 block of Heyman Boulevard. See if you can identify the suspect.More >>
  • Death of 92 year old woman ruled homicide

    Death of 92 year old woman ruled homicide

    On Monday, August 25, 2014 at approximately 12:00 pm the Lafayette Police Department responded to 1404 Carmel Drive, a residence in Village Du Lac, in reference to the death of a 92 year old female. Initially the investigation did not reveal anything suspicious. The body was later examined by the coroner and determined to be a homicide.
    More >>
    On Monday, August 25, 2014 at approximately 12:00 pm the Lafayette Police Department responded to 1404 Carmel Drive, a residence in Village Du Lac, in reference to the death of a 92 year old female. Initially the investigation did not reveal anything suspicious. The body was later examined by the coroner and determined to be a homicide.

    More >>
  • Coroner rules Victor White death suicide

    Coroner rules Victor White death suicide

    The Iberia Parish Coroner's Office has determined the cause of Victor White's death is a single contact gunshot wound to the right lateral chest, and the manner of death is suicide.More >>
    The Iberia Parish Coroner's Office has determined the cause of Victor White's death is a single contact gunshot wound to the right lateral chest, and the manner of death is suicide. More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.