Yesterday Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group’s (LA TIG) approval of $215 million to construct two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats, a major step forward in the continued restoration of Louisiana’s coastal ecosystems injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The projects are the Spanish Pass Ridge and Marsh Creation Project and Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project. The Spanish Pass project is located near Venice in Plaquemines Parish. Its primary goal is the creation and nourishment of approximately 132 acres of historic ridge and nearly 1,700 acres of marsh. The Lake Borgne Marsh Creation project is a component of an overall large-scale restoration strategy for the Pontchartrain Basin that will reestablish the bay rim and marsh habitat. The Lake Borgne Marsh Creation project is located near Shell Beach in St. Bernard Parish.