The St. Bernard Parish Government Coastal Division submitted the project proposal, which includes the restoration and nourishment of approximately 40 acres of marsh near Delacroix, to the CPRA for consideration in 2017. “I’m proud of our Coastal Department and I’m looking forward to seeing the projects through completion that will enhance the quality of life and sustainability for St. Bernard Parish,” said Parish President Guy McInnis.
The US Treasury also recently approved two additional RESTORE Act Direct Component awards for St. Bernard Parish Government, including the Paris Road Corridor Streetscape Enhancement project ($824,000) and the Nunez Community College Fisheries Workforce Development program ($231,750). The streetscape enhancement project includes the design and installation of a number of improvements along Paris Road from the parish line to Nunez Community College. The fisheries workforce development program includes the establishment of a new fisheries degree program and scholarship fund that will be administered by Nunez Community College in conjunction with St. Bernard Parish Government. Both activities are scheduled to begin within the next two months.
The two RESTORE Act Direct Component grant awards represent the first for the St. Bernard Parish Government Coastal Division since the Clean Water Act (BP Oil Spill) consent decree was signed in April 2016. Additionally, the combined total of the awards represent the largest obligation of RESTORE Act funding made in any coastal Louisiana parish to date.