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INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES ON ELEVATED LA 1 EXPRESSWAY: July 12, 2018 – DOTD announced construction work on the latest phase of the LA 1 Project will require intermittent lane closures at times on the northern portion of the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville. Beginning Monday, July 16, 2018, construction crews will be onsite weekdays […]

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Rodney Gisclair Appointed to Port Commission Seat B

(CUT OFF, LA) – At a special meeting held on September 25, 2019, Rodney Gisclair was sworn into office as an interim port commissioner for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Rodney takes his place at Seat B, which was left vacant by the passing of his brother, longtime commissioner and community icon Perry Gisclair.

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Wave Monitoring Buoy to Serve Useful Purpose

(CUT OFF, LA) – When it comes to tracking approaching storms or gauging water levels offshore, wave monitoring buoy stations perform a critical function in keeping everyone informed about sea surface conditions. That’s why a recent partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) to establish one of […]

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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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