Morganza to the Gulf Environmental Justice Outreach Meeting

USACE New Orleans District
Published July 24, 2023

The Environmental Justice Outreach Team for the Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico Project held an Environmental Justice Outreach Meeting on Wednesday, July 19th at the Terrebonne Folklife Museum in Houma, LA. This Environmental Justice Outreach effort was led by RPEDS Environmental Justice Specialists Andrew Perez and Quanita Kendrick, with some presentation by District Tribal Liaison Brian Ostahowski. Project Managers, Captain Ashley Bransom and Heather Briscoe also gave the majority of the presentation as well. The presentation described the overall project and its objectives and goals, including flood risk reduction, as well as the proposed borrow pits and access routes for two levee reaches A & F. The presentation included maps showing the proposed borrow pits and access routes and a discussion of potential impacts and mitigation measures. There was community representation at the meeting and we received input from community members present at the meeting and in online attendance.


Release no. 23-021