February 3, 2021 — THIBODAUX, La. — Congress reaffirmed its support and strong commitment to the National Estuary Program - a time tested, non-regulatory program that enables communities to restore and protect the bays and estuaries they call home. The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary is one of 28 “estuaries of national significance” along the United States coast that will [...]
January 10, 2021 For Immediate Release T. Bradley Keith named new Director of BTNEP Cocodrie, LA. - Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) announced the hiring of a new director. T. Bradley Keith will join the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program team as its new leader beginning late January. “I [...]
This release has been distributed by the Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. State EOC Activation Level: Level IV (Crisis Action Team) | WebEOC Incident: 19-007 River Flooding — Statewide — Spring | State Declaration Proclamation Number: 33 JBE 2019 SITUATION: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning along the [...]
The seven Gulf of Mexico NEPs are very pleased to share our just-published article in the international scientific journal Marine Policy. In this article, we highlight how our programs leveraged our local and national partnerships to provide scientific expertise, unbiased information, volunteer coordination, and implementation of recovery projects and programs during and following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in our communities and throughout the Gulf.
Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released an interactive Story Map tool communicate the national significance of Louisiana’s Working Coast. This visually focused Story Map communicates the compelling story using narratives, photos and maps, and conveys diverse and poignant details that surround Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the necessity to create a more resilient coast through the State’s Coastal Master Plan.
The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $3 million in grants to support efforts to increase the scientific and environmental literacy and problem-solving skills of children and youth, with a focus on service-, project-, or problem-based learning opportunities in areas relevant to their initiatives.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2017 Grants Program, Fall Release. The submission deadline for each of these grants is September 25, 2017. Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.