Meetings conclude through December in Jefferson, LaFourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.
The result of two months of research and planning, these draft strategies follow a third round of meetings at the parish level, where residents engaged in interactive roundtable activities that showed the LA SAFE team what types of projects, programs and policy recommendations work best for their parish.
Residents across six parishes began to draft adaptation plans after reviewing data, feedback from local communities
With two rounds of LA SAFE meetings completed, momentum builds as parish residents continue hard work
Over the past several months, more than 1,000 residents of coastal parishes came together in public meetings to share their visions of how they would like to build stronger, safer communities.
The public meetings, coordinated by LA SAFE and partners including Foundation for Louisiana, help give coastal residents a broad and often historical overview of how the coastline has come to suffer from the kind of erosion that's threatening the economic, cultural and social fabrics of diverse communities. But then as the meetings continue, residents learn how they can become participants and leaders in their own future as they learn to recognize and adapt to challenges by recognizing opportunities.