Our Mission

In 2006, a group of Terrebonne Parish residents and business owners created the Morganza Action
Coalition (MAC)
to promote federal authorization and funding of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane
Protection System in southeast Louisiana.  These concerned individuals recognized the importance of the
72-mile lock, levee and floodgate system to the continued survivability, economic viability and growth of
Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, and to our ability to fuel and feed this entire nation.
 
Today, MAC continues to be a unified, grassroots voice advocating for federal, state and local support to fully
construct the Morganza project to a level that will protect our vital region. This is our one and only focus.
 
Recently, MAC worked with our federal delegation to secure the funds to complete the report necessary for a
federal authorization and we continue to push for its completion by the end of 2012.  In addition, MAC has
been an outspoken opponent to the current federal wetlands mitigation policy and a strong advocate for a
policy more suitable to Louisiana’s degrading coastal wetlands environment.  Working closely with the
Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) and Terrebonne Parish Government, MAC will continue
our aggressive efforts for comprehensive hurricane protection.
 
Today, the TLCD pushes forward with the construction of the first lift of the Morganza to the Gulf system,
using $226 million in solely state funds and local sales tax collections to build the first 30 miles of levees and
floodgates. MAC supports this ongoing effort of TLCD as we continue to work aggressively to achieve the
federal assistance needed to complete the entire Morganza-to-the-Gulf System to its fully authorized level.
This is the effective hurricane protection system that Americans living and working in Terrebonne
and Lafourche Parishes need and deserve.  


As a 501(c)4 organization, MAC relies on financial contributions from local businesses and individuals to
support these lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. and in Baton Rouge, as well as to fund outreach and
communication activities to gain public support for the Morganza project. Contribute to MAC
 

 

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