With the start of hurricane season just around the corner, it’s critical to understand that a restored coast offers natural protections that are crucial for the survival of our coastal communities. Without natural protections in place, such as restored coastal marshes nourished by small to medium fresh water diversions and restored barrier islands, to work in conjuction with manmade protections, it is only a matter of time before our bayou communities cease to be. However, this story doesn’t have to end in tragedy. We can and we must invest in saving our coastal communities. The cost will be high. There is no easy way around it. But what will be the cost if we don’t get to the heart of the matter and make this investment?
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