This strategic plan will enhance the inclusiveness of our community and provide a roadmap for where we want to go and how we can get there together. Some plans and solutions are included directly in this plan. Additionally, the plan identifies areas where further attention and analysis are needed to achieve our highest potential. We think of this as a …
2021 Common Ground Relief Annual Report
Common Ground Relief met immense success and growth in 2021. CGR navigatedthrough the multi-pronged challenges of transitioning executive leadership,reviving programs in food security and disaster relief, functioning safely throughCOVID-19, and recovering from Hurricane Ida. CGR came out the other side a stronger organization, more affirmed in its values,programs, and support network. CGR served community members in both familiarand new ways, …
Mid-Barataria Diversion permit finish line moved up to 2020
Some unexpected good news was announced by Army Corps of Engineers Monday (April 2). It has moved up the anticipated completion of the complex permitting process for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion to Nov. 16, 2020, reducing the permitting time by two years. Learn more at nola.com.
Mississippi’s Muddy New Land
Mississippi’s changing delta: Stunning satellite images reveal new land forming at a rate of a square mile a YEAR! While most of the delta plain of the Mississippi River Delta is losing ground, NASA images show new land is forming in Atchafalaya Bay. We must utilize the land-building potential of the Mississippi with Fresh Water Diversion Projects throughout Southeastern Louisiana. …
NASA animation of the Mississippi River
A striking NASA animation shows all of the rivers that drain into the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River drains all or parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces, the largest drainage basin in North America at nearly one-and-a-quarter million square miles. View the animation on Fox8live.com.