NOLA.com: Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, haven for nature lovers, to benefit from shoreline protection project

For years, the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that hugs 26 miles of Gulf of Mexico shoreline in remote southwestern Louisiana has been a haven for nature lovers and researchers.

But the refuge has been eroding at an alarming rate. So state and local officials are teaming up to extend a large breakwater in Cameron Parish to better protect the wildlife sanctuary from the Gulf’s destructive wave action.

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