Governor Edwards announces launch of adaptation planning effort at international conference

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By Ariana Triggs

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the launch of a citizen-led planning effort to provide residents of six coastal parishes the opportunity to actively shape the future of their communities so they are stronger and safer even as Louisiana’s coastline is dramatically changing.

The planning process is a key component of LA SAFE–Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptation for Future Environments–the policy framework that complements the state’s Coastal Master Plan. The planning process will focus on soliciting the feedback of coastal residents about how they would like to see their communities adapt and develop in coming decades.

“The people of Louisiana are resilient by nature. They will always rise to meet any challenge. Today, I am calling on them to become involved in LA SAFE so we can be certain the rich traditions and boundless opportunities of our coast are preserved for generations to come. Every voice, every idea, is important.”

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