St. Tammany Parish Projects Selected for 2018 Funding
Safe Haven Blue-Green Campus & Trails
Even in higher ground locations, natural systems must be maximized to retain stormwater in response to current and future flood risk. The Safe Haven Blue-Green Campus & Trails project is a Community Nonstructural Mitigation/Flood Risk Reduction and Public Services project that will enhance detention capabilities in a critical drainage area adjacent to Cane Bayou, protecting campus facilities and surrounding neighborhood residences.
St. Tammany Parish
St. Tammany Parish is the state’s fifth most populous parish and is one of Louisiana’s fastest-growing parishes, especially over the past decade. As a dominant parish on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, St. Tammany prides itself for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation options, a vibrant food scene and family-friendly attractions. The high influx of population — partly spurred by migration from other coastal parishes after the 2005-2006 hurricane seasons— represents such challenges that are related to sudden growth, such as development without consideration of stormwater management or current flood risks to accommodate a growing need for housing, taxed infrastructure and congested roadways resulting from the increase in population.