07 Jan '12, 1pm

The Greener Side of New Orleans

The Greener Side of New Orleans

As noted in my last blog , I’m suggesting that travelers visit New Orleans to participate in the revival of this iconic place. Your visit will support the recovery of a city in which tourism is the largest and most crucial economic sector. To sweeten the deal, here are some recommendations for eco-touring in New Orleans and environs: As you arrive and depart . If you’re flying into or departing from New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport, you’ll likely pass over Lake Pontchartrain , which serves as an excellent introduction to the regional ecosystem. Despite its name, Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish, 630-square mile estuary linked to the Gulf of Mexico and fed by several rivers and bayous (canals). A view of the lake offers a preview of the wetlands system of southeastern Louisiana, whose erosion played such a pivotal role in New Orleans’ 2005 flooding. Green ...

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