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2016 Student Poetry Contest

Students grades 3-12 are eligible, and the deadline to enter is April 29, 2016.

This year’s theme is Louisiana’s Coast: Fighting for our Future.

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In the News

A bill that would lock in federal dollars for estuary programs like the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program for the next five years has made its way to the President’s desk.

May 3, 2016

Six years on, scientists are continuing to tally the ecological harms caused by the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 27, 2016

A 50-year, $50 billion plan is underway to rebuild as much as 33,000 acres of wetlands in the Mississippi River Delta. But questions about funding the project remain unresolved and even if the plan is fully implemented, the delta will…

April 26, 2016

The state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced this week it will pay the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an extra $1.5 million to fast-track permits related to construction of sediment diversions on either side of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines…

April 26, 2016

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