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January 2013, Balloon Mapping of River Restoration at Mardi Gras Pass: Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), a valuable partner of Public Lab’s and wetlands watchdog group, has repeatedly used aerial mapping tools to advocate for wetlands restoration projects, and to keep community and partner organizations abreast of progress (or lack thereof). One specific instance was the use of kite photography to educate and agitate against the closure of a new branch of the Mississippi River, "Mardi Gras Pass." If left alone, this new distributary arm would feed protective marshes and swamps with nourishing sediment and water. More info can be found here: http://healthygulf.org/201301221984/blog/healthy-waters-/-dead-zone/save-mardi-gras-pass"