Flowing Water // Opening Waterways

by Kathleen Rodrigue, Features Editor A $200 million project to reintroduce the Mississippi River into Bayou Lafourche is underway to increase the bayou’s water flow, protecting the region’s drinking water supply, attracting more wildlife and combating saltwater intrusion, officials say. “We can’t do any restoration projects well without more fresh water flowing into Bayou Lafourche,” […]

Marine Industry // The Callais Family

by Kathleen Rodrigue, features editor Louisiana’s coastal residents are no strangers to water, which naturally leads many into the marine industry for careers. Ronald Callais, retired president of Allied Shipyard, is no exception. “I grew up with water all around me, so it has been involved in several aspects of my life. It’s in our […]

Harnessing Offshore Wind // SEACOR

by Kathleen Rodrigue, features editor Three Louisiana companies are using their expertise from the oil and gas industry to contribute to the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States, supplying a cleaner source of energy. This project is successfully producing clean energy to power Block Island, which is about 13 miles off the […]

Building Back // Caminada Headland

by Kathleen Rodrigue, features editor The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority implemented a $200 million, two-year restoration project to rebuild the Caminada Headland, one of the largest headlands to disappear from Louisiana’s coast due to coastal land loss. “We’re just losing so much land now. Without coastal restoration projects, all locals would have to move,” […]

Improving the Bayou // Friends of Bayou Lafourche

by Kathleen Rodrigue, features editor Friends of Bayou Lafourche partnered with Nicholls State University to create an $8.1 million recreational area that will allow the Thibodaux community better access to Bayou Lafourche. Spanning 7.5 acres of land, the Nicholls State University Bayou-Side Comprehensive Master Plan includes sidewalks, floating docks, a boat launch, an outdoor classroom, […]