Jul 18, 2013 9:06 AM by AP
The state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board has approved sending a state proposal request for $68 million for barrier island restoration and river diversion work to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The foundation is directing about $2.5 billion received as part of a criminal settlement with BP and Transocean earlier this year toward restoration work.
Of that money, Kyle Graham, deputy director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, says about $1.2 billion has been designated specifically for barrier island and river diversion work in Louisiana.
The request for funding includes construction work on Caminada beach and engineering and design work for East Timbalier island, both in Lafourche Parish.