PROJECT CASE STUDY

Island Road

We used a combination of nature-based approaches to reduce marsh erosion and increase storm protection for the culturally significant, low-lying community of Point Aux Chenes, Louisiana. Natrx designed and deployed ExoForms and Oysterstakes to help stabilize the most at-risk marsh areas.

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Where: Point Aux Chenes, Louisiana

When: December 2021

PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Clients: Ducks Unlimited, ConocoPhillips
Partners: Danos, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Project: Marsh Stabilization, Infrastructure Protection
Industry: Community, Oil and Gas 

PROJECT GOALS

  • Stabilize marsh erosion and reduce storm vulnerability

  • Protect infrastructure and the low-lying, at risk community of Point Aux Chenes

  • Create oyster reefs and solidify marsh to reduce ongoing wave activity and erosion

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NATRX EXOFORMS READY FOR INSTALLATION

PROJECT OUTCOMES 

  • Partnered with various public and private entities to restore marsh areas and protect the Point Aux Chenes community

  • Created and installed 750 feet of Natrx ExoForm terraces and Natrx Oysterstakes to reduce wave activity and erosion

  • Created new oyster habitats resulting in new oyster growth, and cleaner water, within months

  • Reduced wave impact and erosion on the immediate marsh area

  • Constructed the project in shallow water with minimal disruption to the local environment

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SATELLITE VIEW OF ISLAND ROAD PROJECT AREA

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