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Port Commission Recognized for Restoration Project

Posted on November 26, 2015

By Meredith Burns,

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission received national attention for a project that restored about a mile of beach and dune habitat near Port Fourchon.

The American Association of Port Authorities awarded the commission the 2015 Environmental Enhancement Award for the project, which bolsters the port’s first line of defense against hurricanes and storm surge.

The project, which was constructed in 2013, involved using more than 250,000 cubic yards of sand to fill and cover a geotube, a large fabric mesh tube filled with a mixture of sand and water. The water seeped through the mesh, leaving hard-packed sand in the tube. The newly-created sand barrier was then covered with more sand and vegetation.


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