Project Spotlight: Environmental Protection Agency – Hydrologic Restoration and Vegetative Planting in the Des Allemands Swamp (BA-34-2)

What is the name of the project, and where is it located? 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Hydrologic Restoration and Vegetative Planting in the Des Allemands Swamp (BA-34-2) or “Des Allemands Swamp” for short, is located in St James and Lafourche Parishes. 

What was the timeline for this project?

Engineering & design was originally approved in 2001, but the project went through some significant changes before construction in 2017.

How many acres of wetland does this project benefit/create? 

The project benefits 2395 acres of swamp habitat.

What is most important/impactful about this project? 

Creating and/or cleaning out historical gaps allows the area to drain and relieves impoundment, thus promoting regeneration of swamp tree species.  

Is there anything unique about this project you would like to bring attention to? 

This is the first swamp project constructed by CWPPRA.

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