Coastal News Roundup: Pirogue Races Return, Barrier Islands Are Rebuilt

Jul 20, 2018

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, we take a look at barrier islands — what they do, and why the state is creating them artificially. Plus, we explore what less sediment in the Mississippi River could mean for coastal restoration and the return of a Jean Lafitte tradition: pirogue races.

WWNO’s Travis Lux spoke about the week in coastal news with environmental reporter Tristan Baurick from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

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