Not having been to LSU and not knowing about the “mud” flats this came to me as an interesting change to a university that all will enjoy.

Over the years, the lakes at LSU have begun to look more like the swamps from which they came with sediment buildup and algae overgrowth. But recently, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Phase One of a plan to restore the lake system at LSU is fully funded and soon to be underway. President and CEO of the LSU Foundation, Rob Stuart, tells us more about what this lake restoration will look like. A series of connected canals with bike paths and pedestrian walkways might sound a lot like Amsterdam, or, maybe Lake Charles, Louisiana. The head of Polaris Engineering in Lake Charles, Mike Nodier, tells us about his ambitious idea – dubbed the “Bayou Greenbelt” – that he believes will both help with storm damage mitigation and also take advantage of the city’s waterways and natural resources.

This is an audio story, sadly, but here is how you can hear it. My kids went to UVA and UPENN and so I did not grow up with LSU in my back yard.

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The lakes at LSU are coming
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