WEDA webinar on beneficial use of dredged sediment

Western Dredging Association is about to hold a webinar on the topic of Restoring Coastal Marsh Habitat in West Bay, Louisiana with Beneficial use of Riverine Dredged Sediment.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2 PM EST.

According to WEDA, this webinar will provide an overview of the restoration efforts accomplished in West Bay, Louisiana.

These efforts tried to offset the substantial land losses that threatened stability of a federal navigation channel and marsh habitat.

West Bay is a 12,000 acre sub-delta adjacent to the Mississippi River that typifies risks of coastal land loss in Louisiana.

However, to restore habitats at the scale of projects like West Bay, society needs sustainable approaches.

Recently, the use of restoration strategies that align with Engineering with Nature (EWN) principles has made substantial progress. The EWN is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiative to support more sustainable practices.

Documenting progress and the lessons from large-scale restoration projects like West Bay are crucial to the success of future initiatives.

Photo: West Bay (LA) courtesy USACE, ERDC