Caminada Back Barrier Marsh
Cameron Meadows
Seagrass
Rockefeller Shoreline
View down Bourbon Street
St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square
West Grand Terre

Technical Tours

Technical Tour #1

Full day to Port Fourchon, Timbalier Barrier Islands, and Tidal Inlets

Includes full size charter coach (with restroom), bag lunch, seafood boil dinner, water/drinks, boats for access to island restoration site, and field trip guide.

April 15th, 2023: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Leaders: Mike Miner, Syed Khalil, Ioannis Georgiou, Mark Kulp, Duncan FitzGerald


  • 6:30 am promptly leave New Orleans
  • 8:00 am stop at Golden Meadow floodgates to discuss Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane protection system (meet Wendell Curole, General Manager of South Lafourche Levee District)
  • 9:00 am arrive at Port Fourchon (meet Chett Chiasson, Executive Director)
  • 9:15 am board boats for tour of Port Fourchon then to Timbalier Island (alternate based on sea state is West Belle Pass Headland) and TE-143 Restoration Project
  • 11:00 am Arrive Timbalier Island (or West Belle Pass Headland, discussion about Louisiana barrier systems, tidal inlets, storm impacts and Louisiana barrier island restoration and management programs (includes site visit to TE-143 restoration project)
  • 11:30 am bag lunch on island
  • 2:00 pm depart Timbalier Island
  • 3:30 arrive Port Fourchon and overview of Partnership for our Working Coast Program with discussion on Beneficial Use of Sediments
  • 4:30 Boiled seafood dinner at Greater Lafourche Port Commission office
  • 6:00 Depart for New Orleans
  • 8:00 Arrive New Orleans

Technical Tour #2

Half day Port of New Orleans Tour: Tour is provided by Port NOLA.

April 15th, 2023: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Leaders: Bobby Landry (former Chief Commercial Officer Port NOLA), Port NOLA staff


  • 10:00 - 11:00 Presentation in Port NOLA auditorium (1 hr)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Tour of port facilities via Boat on the MS River (1 hr)
  • Example: https://www.portnola.com/community/engagement/events
  • Discussions with Port Operations staff on dredging needs, Port logistics, and other operational concerns related to draft clearance, dredging and sedimentation related issues

Technical Tour #3

Half Day Lake Borgne Surge Barrier Tour

April 15th, 2023: 8:30 am to 1 pm

Led by Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority

Tour of the lake Borgne Surge Barrer and discussion of New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

https://www.floodauthority.org/tours/


Technical Tour #4

Site Visit to Active CPRA Restoration Project: Lake Borgne Marsh Creation project

April 15th, 2023: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Led by Jacques Boudreaux at CPRA


  • The Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Increment One project is a large-scale marsh creation project selected for funding through the Natural Resources Damage Assessment process to restore injuries associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. At approximately 2,769 acres, this project is the largest project by acreage ever bid by CPRA. Engineering and design of the project began in 2017, followed by the issuance of a construction contract in 2021. It is anticipated that construction will take almost 3 years to complete.
  • A bus will pick up the group (max 14 guests)
  • The bus will take the group to Hopedale (or Shell Beach) Marina to board a tour airboat
  • The group will travel to and tour the marsh creation project via the airboat before returning to the marina
  • , the entire tour should take around 5 hours



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