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Gulf Coast Hurricane Season. Levee protection and more

Friday, June 24, 2011

We have flooding in the lower Mississippi and the hurricane season is not far away.  Levee failures are bound to occur, small bridges get washed away, and land areas decrease due to erosive wave action.  We do not have all the answers to protect those who live in these areas, but there is a very useful role for non invasive vetiver grass to play in mitigating existing problems and preventing those in the future. Jack Bertel is a man with a mission - one that involves vetiver - he has established a number of small vetiver trials along river banks and bayous, some like this site on the left have been pretty successful, showing how well vetiver will grow under these conditions.  For parish governments and individuals who are concerned about stabilizing their water related infrastructure the Vetiver System could provide a very effective and reasonably low cost solution.  Jack Bertel and others are happy to share information with you.  Thank you Jack for your commitment and tireless effort!

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