Support Funding for Maurepas Swamp
Please take a moment to show your support for $130million in funding to revitalize Maurepas Swamp.
Right now, the RESTORE Council, a group of state and Federal officials managing settlements from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is considering funding a critical restoration project for Maurepas Swamp. They are currently seeking public comments.
Maurepas Swamp is one of the largest remaining forested wetlands along the Gulf Coast, providing a storm surge barrier for local residents and home to a variety of wildlife. This swamp is in decline as the scenic tree-filled area subsides into grassy marsh or open water.
The state has developed a science-based plan to reintroduce freshwater from the Mississippi River to revitalize the swamp. This project would benefit 45,000 acres of habitat, including a portion of the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area, which offers opportunities for sportsmen to hunt white-tailed deer, ducks and alligator and fish for freshwater species, such as largemouth bass, sunfish, and crappie.
The restoration project is nearly shovel ready, but funding is needed to begin construction. Help us get construction started by letting RESTORE Council know you approve of their funding plans. They need to hear from hunters and anglers like you.
Click here to submit your comments! The deadline to comment is Friday.
If you would like more information on the project, or would like to know more about submitting public comments, please contact Erin Willhoft at firstname.lastname@example.org.