Oral Histories Capture Impact of Eroding Louisiana Coast

Posted In Coastal Care Junior, Erosion
Nov
8

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Volunteer Wetlands Planting, Bayou Sauvage, Louisiana. Photo source: ©© Common ground relief

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As part of a 2 and a half year project, High School students interviewed residents from south Louisiana, about the cultural changes they’ve experienced and the coastal erosion they have witnessed. The project was designed to help raise awareness about the threat coastal erosion poses to their culture and future…

Louisiana has lost almost 1,900 square miles of land since the 1930s through a combination of levees along the Mississippi River hemming-in sediment that used to feed the wetlands, canal dredging, natural sinking and sea level rise…

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Student Oral History Project Coming to a Close, Sea Grant Louisiana

Lost Louisiana: The Race to Reclaim Vanished Land Back From The Sea, Guardian UK (10-15-2014)
Louisiana has lost nearly 1,900 square miles of land over the past 80 years – a disappearing act that claims on average a football field an hour. Now, World’s fastest submerging state is looking to nature in an ambitious plan to turn back the tide…

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Volunteer Wetlands Planting, Bayou Sauvage, Louisiana. Photo source: ©© Common ground relief

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