Monday, December 12, 2011

Good News for Queen Bess Island

THIBODAUX, La. - A $1 million donation is expected to help rebuild a cluster of small islands in Barataria Bay to provide nesting grounds for thousands of Louisiana birds.

Representatives from Shell oil company presented the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program with the money at its management conference meeting Wednesday in Thibodaux.

The islands are unnamed spits of land in Barataria Bay east of East Grand Terre island. Richard DeMay, a scientist with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, tells The Courier ( http://bit.ly/sS3nBh they are as small as 3 to 6 acres apiece.

But small as they are, the islands are home to thousands of birds during nesting season, including brown pelicans, gulls, egrets and roseate spoonbills, which pack in beak to beak to roost and raise their young in the spring and summer.

The islands are too small to support predators, which makes them more appealing to birds.

At one time, the islands were as big as 200 acres each. But shoreline erosion from waves and storms has caused them to nearly disappear, DeMay said.

"We should begin this now. These islands are in real jeopardy," said DeMay.

The plan is to build a shield of rocks around the islands to protect them from waves and erosion and then fill in the islands with dredged material to beef them up.

Similar projects have been done on Wine Island in Terrebonne Parish and Queen Bess Island near Grand Isle, DeMay said.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION PLEASE:.
This is your " roll-over number".
MIKE McCOY got big " compilations" with
VIRGINIA SUMMER.
And so does GARY PEDIA.
Alas, we need to get ahold of GERARD BRAUD.
Anybody know where GERAPH's at?
VERMONT & ROOT went " ballistic" and NYE- DOT- COM got a RORY GOREY.
It's CONDOLEEZA, now, that 's at the DOMPARK and she got hauled off by OREGON- TORONTO.
That was a LAPRAP?
This the NATALIE connection to LA with RISA?
UGGS, etc.
Something sounding like BRAGMEN.
They say DUKE- MEESE- DELL?
Can somebody call about those " TEXAS KILLINGS"?

Michelle said...

Gerard is related to me.
He is into rap and Toronto.
HETU and BERRIRO are tying NEVADA to mob.
This is LAPRAP you speak of and they say it's connected with SYRIA .
It's PLO.
It could be anything.
It 's just an excuse for organ CULLS with MP3 and DEDOONV....better known as BUNN- BUNN 5.
And GATES knows all about it with CHENES.
So does DEPP.
There 's also something called COOMA.
They say HEINTZ knows what that is.
And there's also GRICANGS.
This is the AEGEAN with ACE and culls.
Britian.
It's done with the UK and the Monarchy along with
BRITISH AIRWAYS.
Finally, GROSS is in it with SC and so is CROW.
SCOMPO.
This is with SEMPOU.
And is is racism with , again, the MP3...her name is
MARY PAT.
There are hundreds of blogs with information on all of it.
You just need their " codes".
They have real evidence now in the form of books and signatures.
It's a wipe -out, literally.
And this is what will be made into that movie everybody is talking about.