Smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, a salt marsh plant native to the area
is planted in rows to encourage rapid colonization of the restoration area
and to prevent erosion of the newly created marsh platform.
Image ID: r0021707, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish
Photo Date: July 2000
Credit: NOAA Restoration Center, Jed Brown
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