Dominated by bald cypress and water tupelo trees, Maurepas Swamp is one of the largest forested wetlands in the nation. Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Maurepas is home to a variety of wildlife and provides a storm surge barrier for local residents. But the swamp is deteriorating due to man-made alterations over the years.
The state has developed a science-based plan to reintroduce freshwater from the Mississippi River to revitalize the swamp, benefitting 45,000 acres of habitat including a portion of the nearby wildlife management area. The RESTORE Council is offering to provide $130 million from Deepwater Horizon funds to help restore and protect this natural area. The deadline to show your support is this week!
Help us get construction started by letting RESTORE Council know you approve of their funding plans!
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