Queen Bess Island Restoration VIDEO Update

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has just announced the latest video update from their Queen Bess Island restoration project, showing sand pumping operations onto the island to elevate its interior and install protective rock dike.

The Queen Bess Island restoration project in Barataria Bay, conducted by Pontchartrain Partners, is moving ahead according to schedule, CPRA said.

The $9.8 million construction contract, awarded in July 2019, is being funded through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damages settlement administered by Louisiana’s Trustee Implementation Group.

The project will enhance the existing rock ring around the island, which will serve as containment and protection for the sand fill material that will increase the island’s elevation.

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