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Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands Triangle

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Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands Triangle, Louisiana

Fifty years ago, this area was a freshwater cypress swamp, part of the complex network of wetlands that stretched 30 miles from New Orleans to Lake Borgne. In the past, this wetland was a valuable Read more...

Fifty years ago, this area was a freshwater cypress swamp, part of the complex network of wetlands that stretched 30 miles from New Orleans to Lake Borgne. In the past, this wetland was a valuable asset to the Lower Ninth community, offering storm protection, recreation, and natural beauty. A century of levee construction and canal-building has converted the swamp into an open-water brackish marsh, with only cypress “ghosts” and some older residents’ memories to attest to its past

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Today government, educational institute and private efforts are under to restore this bayou. The first effort was closing the MR-GO canal to end the salt water intrusion. This is an ongoing conservation effort that you can be part off. You will be almost completely secluded, probably only encountering other humans at the kayak launch.



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