Fighting erosion with special mats

CYPREMORT POINT — About this time next year, people will see an expanse of marsh grass in the gaps between and behind the rows of rip-rap along the eastern side of The Cove.

Hopefully, that is, David Cresson of Baton Rouge, said about midday Friday as he looked at nearly half of the “floating island marsh” mats somewhat in place on the water there in Vermilion Bay. Cresson, executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, had towed several of the special mats to the anchoring site from Cypremort Point State Park.

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