“Floating Islands” project blazes new trail for marsh restoration

Posted on September 09, 2011

Sept. 9, 2011 - CCA's Building Conservation Habitat Program, in partnership with Shell Oil Company, Terrebonne Parish Government, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Americt.

With just slivers of marsh remainingca's Wetlands, Entergy and Enterprise Products, will launch a restoration project later this month to rebuild part of the coastline in Terrebonne Parish utilizing the unique "Floating Islands" product in some areas along the coast, the restoration project will use the Floating Islands' matrix, which is made of recycled plastic, to plant native species and allow them to grow a root system to the water bottom. The plants will trap sediments and eventually grow toward and tie into the remaining marsh, strengthening it into a sustainable, flourishing mass.

Issues: BCT