Posts Tagged ‘Barrier Islands’

Battered islands to get restoration from Corps

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to shore up Mississippi’s Barrier Islands by pumping in some 20 million cubic yards of sand. The corps disclosed plans at a public meeting in Biloxi. The corps plans to close the Camille Cut and restore the southern shoreline of East Ship Island. Those […] [...]

Barrier islands’ health crucial to Gulf Coast economy

by Wally Northway Published: October 23,2011

Tags: Barrier Islands, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ship Island

Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship Island, but authorities are also worried […] [...]

Barbour: Residue from BP oil spill has reached Petit Bois Island

JACKSON- Gov. Haley Barbour announced in a Tuesday afternoon press conference that remnants of the nation’s largest oil spill have reached the Mississippi Barrier Islands. MBJ staff writer Clay Chandler has more about this latest development in the Magnolia Marketplace. See here for related video. [...]

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