Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Oyster Reefs in Vermilion Parish

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury are considering a proposal by Coastal Environments Inc to build an artificial oyster reef along the Vermilion Coast. According to the article by Robert R. Jones III in today's Advocate, company officials believe that Vermilion Parish is an ideal location to build them because of the favorable water conditions of the area. Artificial reefs hold sediment which rebuilds coastline and offers protection from storms. The project would be funded through a $4 million grant that the company recently won from the federal Nature Conservatory to build reefs in Louisiana. For more information, check out The Advocate's story here.

Photo of oyster reef from treehugger.com

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