Inland + Coastal

Lost Lake marsh restoration


Lost Lake, Louisiana

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Installation of an EcoBale system for marsh mitigation and restoration for pipeline protection and cover.

In this project, natural infrastructure was utilized as an alternative to traditional infrastructure such as cement or bulkheads for closing off the pipeline ROW.  Installation of 60 EcoBales provided the ability for less footprint and is expected to create a natural ridge or living shoreline and ecosystem to achieve the result desired.

MORRISON worked with Shell Pipeline and Jacobs Engineering to install the EcoBales in the Lost Lake area.  The EcoBales, manufactured by Martin Ecosystems, are created using 100% recycled PET plastic drinking bottles.

Coastal land loss is a serious challenge confronting Louisiana. Watch how alongside Shell Pipeline Company LP, Jacobs and Martin Ecosystems, we turned over 96,000 recycled plastic bottles into a lasting natural infrastructure solution to help protect the coast.


Living and working in Louisiana, the coastline is vital to our way of life. We are proud to work for companies like Shell Pipeline who are taking the initiative to protect our coast through projects like this.

Kelly Reeves, VP of Marketing

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