NRCS TE-48 Raccoon Island Vegetative Planting
The TE-48 Raccoon Island Vegetative Planting Project was awarded to Stream Wetland Services (SWS) from the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the spring of 2013. The project called for the supply and installation of 10,000 bare root plugs of Spartina alterniflora at Raccoon Island. Raccoon Island is part of the Isles Dernieres Chain of barrier islands located in Terrebonne Parish. This remote barrier island serves as critical nesting habitat for numerous nesting waterbirds. The installation occurred during the peak of nesting, so it was important that the work was performed in a quick and efficient manner. SWS utilized a 10-14 man crew and two large boats for the transport and installation of the 10,000 plants required for this project. The project was completed in two days.