St. John the Baptist Parish was recently awarded a $3,313,182.76 grant for Phase II, the construction phase, of the West Lac des Allemands Shoreline Protection Project in Pleasure Bend. The award was made by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) through Louisiana’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP).The purpose of the grant is to protect the western shore of Lac des Allemands near the Pleasure Bend community from extensive shoreline erosion that has occurred over the last several decades. The project is being completed in two phases with Glenn G. Shaheen and Associates, Inc. and their sub- consultants, Moffatt-Nichol, LaPlace Consultants, PSI, and BFM Corporation. Phase II initiates the construction of the improvements, stretching 11,000 feet from Pleasure Bend westward to Pointe aux Herbes at a cost of $3,313,182.76. The improvements will consist of near-shore breakwaters or on-shore revetments that will protect the existing shoreline from further erosion.