Date: 9/24/18 12:29 pm
From: Teri Ferguson <terif2009...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Elmer's Island - airport
Erik, what are your thoughts if you are comfortable sharing?

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> On Sep 24, 2018, at 9:38 AM, Johnson, Erik <ejohnson...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> Here is the NPR piece that I believe Holly was referring to:
> https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wwno.org%2Fpost%2Fcoastal-news-roundup-airport-elmers-island-0&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce5bb3c263bf546beee9808d6222b6657%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636733967123960615&amp;sdata=3NerpaTwLLRfZI0wYYYHOKVA7Ra3hVnyFS3OrbxsXgk%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Erik Johnson
> S Lafayette, LA
> Ejohnson AT Audubon.org
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> On Behalf Of Kevin Morgan
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 7:49 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Elmer's Island - airport
>
> Holly,
>
> This has been reported on in the media (at least in the Times-Picayune). They're not talking about a full-scale "airport" with commercial service, but an airstrip with fuel pumps, a hangar, and perhaps a small terminal building. In fact, the airstrip already exists, but has been unused for a few decades and is overgrown. This isn't to endorse the idea (or to criticize it) but to explain what the plans actually entail.
>
> See, for instance:
>
> https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nola.com%2Fpolitics%2Findex.ssf%2F2018%2F08%2Fgrand_isle_airstrip_elmers_isl.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce5bb3c263bf546beee9808d6222b6657%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636733967123960615&amp;sdata=GHVtrdtcu%2F4B9IG%2Bcz5CCpK32gZPdlRNrCFKJmTEkYM%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> And on the WLF website:
>
> https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wlf.louisiana.gov%2Fnews%2F42233&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce5bb3c263bf546beee9808d6222b6657%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636733967123960615&amp;sdata=GldyutR1hXHWRhLKFugBREwnOh0qwLuBYyvn4l8pPK4%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> Kevin Morgan
> Baton Rouge LA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Holly Morales
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 7:35 PM
> To: <LABIRD-L...>
> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Elmer's Island - airport
>
> I just heard on NPR that Grand Isle mayor wants to build an airport on Elmer's Island. Has anyone else heard about this? They said Wildlife and Fisheries has ok'd the idea.
> Holly
 
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