Louisiana Coastal Marsh Restoration Project Wins Award

Shell Oil lauded for its dedication to Gulf of Mexico habitat restoration.

young volunteers

young volunteers

Young volunteers plant new grass for Louisiana marshes.Courtesy CCA

Louisiana’s coastal waters has earned Shell the 2013 Gulf Guardian Award from the Gulf of Mexico Program.

That program is an initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aimed at the protection, maintenance of restoration of the Gulf’s health and productivity.

Coastal Conservation Association President Pat Murray lauded Shell for its dedication “to creating and restoring marine habitat in the Gulf. Shell collaborated with CCA and other organizations to make the Floating Islands a success, according to Bruce Culpepper, with Shell.

“The Floating Island project opened up a whole new way to increase the amount of marsh by tying new plants into existing marsh,” says John Walther, chairman of CCA’s Louisiana Habitat Committee, citing the “fight to take our marsh back ... to rejuvenate our disappearing coastline.”

Read the CCA report here.