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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE #4 – LANE CLOSURE FOR RE-ALIGNMENT OF LA 1 NEAR LEON THERIOT LOCK: August 28, 2019 – Effective August 28, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. per the South Lafourche Levee District, traffic will be reduced to one lane throughout the construction zone (LA 1 near the lock structure in Golden Meadow) during working hours […]

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Future Coastal Wetlands Park Continues to Take Shape Daily

(CUT OFF, LA) – After unveiling the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s comprehensive master plan for a future Coastal Wetlands Park at a press conference held by Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in March, you may be wondering how that project is coming along. Well, as we move toward purchasing four pedestal-mounted view finders to be installed at […]

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GLPC, Other Local Agencies Successfully Participated in Full-Scale Coast Guard Training Exercise

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission joined the Coast Guard and a bevy of other emergency management partner agencies to participate in an Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program (AMSTEP) yesterday, July 18th. AMSTEP is a community-based anti-terrorism exercise program that was created to address the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security […]

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Did You Know? GLPC’s Partnership with NOAA, Other Agencies Helps Provide Publicly Accessible Tidal Data for Port Fourchon

(CUT OFF, LA) – With the potential threat of a 3 to 5-foot storm surge affecting southern Lafourche Parish and Port Fourchon in the next 24 to 72 hours, we want to remind residents and others that a current partnership between GLPC, the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Ocean Service, and the Center for […]

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GLPC, Other Local Agencies to Participate in Full-Scale Coast Guard Training Exercise

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Coast Guard will conduct an Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program (AMSTEP) next Thursday, July 18. AMSTEP is a community-based anti-terrorism exercise program that was created to address the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This full-scale exercise will bring together federal, state, local law enforcement, and […]

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Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Phase II Bulkhead Expansion

(CUT OFF, LA) – After the Greater Lafourche Port Commission completed 1,671 linear feet (LF) of bulkhead as part of its Northern Slip C expansion project in February, it was determined that GLPC had surplus dollars that went unspent in the current iteration of Port Priority Program funding to flow through Port Fourchon. With this […]

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NBC Highlights Importance of Port Fourchon in Recently Released Docuseries

(CUT OFF, LA) – In late January, a film crew from NBC News embarked on a docuseries to explore the importance of Port Fourchon. What this production crew discovered was an enlightening experience that checked many of the boxes they were looking to check. The final product of their efforts, called “Water’s Edge,” can now […]

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Commercial, PBS Story to Run on National Television Networks in Coming Days, Weeks

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission will share the national spotlight with other prominent advertisers when a commercial highlighting Port Fourchon airs on Fox Business Network tonight, March 14, between 8:40 and 9:40 p.m. CST. The commercial, which was produced and directed by the Education Alliance, seeks to showcase the importance of […]

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Greater Lafourche Port Commission Accepts Grant Award to Pave Way for View Finders

(CUT OFF, LA) – At the press conference held at Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in Raceland on Tuesday, March 12th, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission was one of several organizations to find out they had been awarded grant money to assist with a project. With the support of Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, the funding awarded to GLPC […]

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Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Bulkhead Expansion

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is proud to announce the completion of the NE Slip C 1671 Linear Feet Bulkhead Project, which adds nearly a 1/3-mile of additional waterfront property for prospective tenants to operate from. The cost of the bulkhead project was more than $11 million, with better than $9.2 […]

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