BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. $176 million will go toward using sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres of marsh in Jefferson Parish.
More than $25 million will go to oyster projects and $3 million to improve the system that finds injured or dead dolphins and whales.
A news release from the governor’s office says the marsh project is again using such money to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin, one of the worst-hit areas during the Deepwater Horizon spill.
You can read the full statement from Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office here.