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Hi, my name is Richard C. Russo.

Green Accessibility is the title of the work being done on the Tide Pump Project. The Tide Pump is the original patented apparatus from which the Tide Pump Project gets its name. We Louisiana is the brand by which the Tide Pump Project is marketed. stands for: We the people of Louisiana are organized to save the wetlands.

The Tide Pump and The Sediment Capture Syphon system are 2 systems I built to produce energy and to use that energy to maintain a syphon which captures sediment in bodies of water. Combined together they provide the means by which the world working together can potentially reduce ocean level rise.

The Tide Pump Project is an ongoing development project. If you would like to support my project you can donate by clicking DONATE here,

Thanks for taking an interest in my project.

President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.
Regarding the wetlands, Ask not what the wetlands can do for you, ask what you can do for the wetlands.

On June 11, 2024, The Office of Coastal Management within The Louisiana Department of Energy and Natural Resources recommended that we apply for a Coastal Use Permit to build a solar farm terrace. If the permit is approved, this will create the first enclosure in the wetlands. The application is a start to a series of studies to determine which design that will most likely fit into the permit requirements. Your input is welcome.


On September 20, 2023 We Louisiana and Scott Green Properties, LLC submitted a permit application with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to put the Sediment Capture Syphon System on the premises of Scott Green Properties, LLC. The location is near Levee Rd. on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Patterson, Louisiana. (Google Maps Coordinates 29.639721, -91.323241). As a result of our testing, we are proposing that once we have the permit, the project prototype will show that we have a new tool to sustainably build land faster than it erodes and that it is possible to maintain land in this environment. The rebuilt bank will eventually become a terrace for a solar farm which will power the system. Fundraising is going to be crucial in expediting the construction of this system. You can help the process by donating.

Donate using your cash back not your paycheck. This is a more efficient and productive way to fund the system. The solar farm will also create the revenue to build other solar farm syphon systems and increase the local economy at the same time. It’s a win-win.

On December 13, 2022 we had a meeting with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) to apply for a permit to build a terrace in the wetlands. Prior to the meeting we sent a summary, below, that describes the purpose of the permit. As a result of the meeting, the LDNR gave the go ahead to proceed forward with the permit application.

The following information addresses the wetlands effort. It summarizes what can be done, describes how we can pay for it, and speculates what caused the problem.

If “We the People” of Louisiana were to invest the cash back into the solar farms, the solar farms would fund the replication of the enclosures across the wetlands. This will stop saltwater intrusion, storm surge and give the artic water a place to go without raising the ocean.

Green Accessibility is not a nonprofit organization, a tax deductible receipt is not available.

I have been asked, “What do you do with the money?”

I used to build cabinets and do woodwork for a living. When a building contractor or home owner would ask me for cabinets, I would meet with them, and upon agreeing to the cost and time frame of completion, I would receive a payment to start the work. Then after the job was completed, I received my final payment. I use the money I made from the job to pay my bills and living expenses.

When I work on the Tide Pump, it’s an ongoing project. When enough donations are sufficient to work on the project, I buy parts and do the work. Which includes meeting my supporters, collecting the donations and doing the administrative process. I use the donations to pay myself for the work done just as if I were working on cabinets.

Thanks for your support,

Richard C, Russo

Save the Wetlands Permit

This summary describes the purpose of a permit to build a terrace and solar farm in the wetlands.

To The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

The first thing to say is every penny spent in the wetlands effort should be for the purpose of reducing the effects of sea level rise. If we don’t stop the ocean from rising, everything we are doing in the wetlands will eventually be over topped. Making south Louisiana uninhabitable.

The Tide Pump Project uses renewable energy to lifts sediment above the tidal waters and places it to elevate land. Lifting the sediment gives the arctic water a place to go without raising the ocean.
The project uses a syphon system to lift the sediment using solar energy. The syphon system can be built into a bulkhead that will provide structural support for solar panels. The bulkhead can then be used to enclose open salt water that used to be land. Then the Tide Pump system can be used to pump out the enclosure and bring back dry land. The bulkhead is built into an earthen terrace that increases in height as the sediment is captured.

The terrace provides for the acreage to create a solar farm that powers the grid and syphon system. Money from the grid will return the investment money over time which can be used to build another enclosure and maintain the system. It will replicate itself over and over.

A pipeline system built into the terrace can store the energy created by the syphon and can transport sediment where needed within the terrace and adjoining terraces. As the number of enclosures increase, area of transport increases.

The location of the enclosures can be designed to allow for the creatures in wetlands to have their occupation. Saltwater, freshwater, brackish water and land creatures including man will have their habitat. Grass and trees will naturally grow back. Grazing animals can control the growth in the solar farm.

The system can also control the depth of a river. It will dig a hole at the bottom of the river then remove the sediment as it settles in the hole in a timely manner. Multiple holes will create a channel that will not silt up and not require dredging. This is dredge prevention. The required depth of the river will be maintained while powering the grid.

The sediment in the Mississippi river can be syphoned over the levee and transported through the pipeline system using the wetlands water, not the Mississippi river water. This could settle the complaint that fishermen have, that the water from the planned diversion will harm their fishing industry and are considering a lawsuit. The Tide Pump Project is a miniature diversion that transports the sediment to targeted areas. If this system is implemented into the Mississippi river, when the planned diversion is opened during the spring flood there will be no substantial sediment in the water diverted in to the wetlands.
Several parishes in Louisiana are suiting oil companies for digging canals and not closing them back. Again the project could settle this complaint also. The Tide Pump system will pump out the oil field canals which can be used for flood control as retention ponds. The ponds will be an asset and not a liability. The money not spent on the lawsuit will allow oil companies to build solar farm enclosures and power the grid which will bring revenue to the state.

The data gathered through research and development in a boat slip on the Vermilion River has made the Tide Pump Project possible and a reality.

Do cash back rewards increase the economy?

Mr. Lindsay Ross, economist, was asked if a solar farm located within an economic 50 mile radius of south Louisiana would increase the economy. And if using cash back to build a solar farm would also increase it.


If investors build a solar farm within the radius, will the money from the grid increase the economy?  If the investors reinvest their dividends to expand the solar farm, will the economy continue to increase?


Yes, building a solar farm within the metropolitan radius of a population center can contribute to the local economy in a number of ways. By selling the electricity generated by the solar farm back to the grid, the investors can earn revenue, which they can then reinvest in the farm to expand it or in other economic opportunities. This can create jobs, stimulate demand for local goods and services, and increase tax revenues for the local government.

If the money earned from the first solar farm is reinvested in building another solar farm, the positive economic impacts can continue. This can help to create a virtuous cycle, where the revenue generated by one solar farm is used to build another, which in turn generates more revenue. Over time, this could lead to the growth of a thriving renewable energy sector, which can provide numerous economic benefits to the local community.

In addition to the economic benefits, solar energy can also help to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve energy security, which are all important for the long-term health and sustainability of the economy and the environment.


If the people use the cash back to build a solar farm within the radius, will the money from that solar farm increase the economy also?   If the money from that solar farm is used to build another solar farm next to it, will the economy continue to increase?


Yes, of course.

How to get commerce money: Discounts, cash back, reward points, etc.

1. Shop online using Promo Codes There are many retailers with discounts, including and
2. Use a cash back card to pay your monthly light bill, auto insurance, phone, etc. without shopping.
3. Play online games and get paid. Search “Just Play” then download to your phone. ANDROID USERS ONLY!!

Make a commitment to donate $2 of the commerce money with a recurring monthly payment to the project, you keep the rest. Click here to DONATE. If you use your paycheck to donate, the cash back can pay you back. With many people donating, even small amounts can have a large impact on the wetlands project.

You can also volunteer to help, buy parts and donate them or items you already have, provide information you have that is pertinent to the project, or tell others how you helped. Instead of planting grass and trees in the wetlands, run an errand for the project and go get cash back. Once the freshwater enclosures are completed, the grass and trees will naturally grow back.

If everyone in south Louisiana were to do what President Kennedy recommended, it would literally solve the wetlands problem. The cash back invested in the solar farms will replicate over time to stop the salt water intrusion. By doing this, Louisiana would become a showcase for the world to control sea level rise.

Farmers are concerned that too much farmland will be used for solar farms. Putting solar farms on reclaimed land in the wetlands will increase potential farm land similar to what is being done with the enclosures in the Netherlands.

Land owners on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway need help to control their eroding bank. The Tide Pump Project will address the problem and provide potential energy for electric powered shipping at the same time.

The carbon capture industry is developing its technology to utilize renewable energy to reduce the temperature of the earth. The Tide Pump Project is being developed to provide that renewable energy, and thereby reducing the temperature of the earth, reducing sea level rise, stopping saltwater intrusion, bringing back dry land, elevating land, increasing farming, controlling water ways, and building a thriving economic energy center in south Louisiana.

Altered River Frequency

Before De Soto discovered the Mississippi River, and the Europeans settled along it, the river overflowed its banks freely. As the river overflowed, it pushed back the saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico and left a layer of sediment. After the freshwater receded, the saltwater would erode the sediment. The frequency of the river overflowing its banks would build up the sediment faster than the saltwater would erode it. This process over time built the Louisiana wetlands into the gulf.

When the settlers grew cotton, the river would overflow into the cotton fields and destroy the cotton crop. Levies were put in place to stop the flooding. As commerce increased, it built the levy system as it is today, which no longer allows the river to adequately push back the saltwater, causing wetland erosion.

When science figured out why the land was eroding. It built a hurricane protection levy system to stop the saltwater from intruding further into the wetlands. The master plan does not include the restoration of all the wetlands. The cost of restoring all the wetlands is beyond the master plan budget.

The Tide Pump Project can provide funding through the solar farm system that is being developed. Building the solar farm enclosures throughout the wetlands will stop the saltwater intrusion, and elevate land similar to the river overflowing.

Thanks for your support!

The perspective below further enlightens the concept:


Science Fiction Typewriter / Tide Pump!


A secretary 100 years ago would type a letter on a sheet of paper and mail it, then the recipient would get it in about 5 to 7 days.

With today’s technology, if you were to walk into that office, and tell that secretary that she can type that letter without paper and send it to any recipient in the world instantly, from the typewriter, she would probably ask, are you writing a science fiction novel?

Now imagine dredging the Mississippi River without fuel and that the river will stay at the required depth automatically.

This is the technology that is being developed by the Tide Pump project.

If this sounds like science fiction, consider this:

A banker asked Alexander Graham Bell to get that toy out of his office. That toy was the telephone. And you know, the banker was right, because the smart phone, is a toy.

Albert Einstein said, for an idea that does not at first seem insane, there is no hope.

The Tide Pump project is a work in progress that as it develops it will allow ships to carry more cargo into the Port of New Orleans. A modified version of the pump, will capture sediment in the Mississippi River using solar energy and syphons then deliver the sediment into the Louisiana wetlands.

This is important because if a ship could have just one inch deeper draft of water in the river, it could carry five million dollars of more cargo. In addition, the pump system will potentially save millions of dollars in fuel cost while capturing the sediment.

Any donation you send will accelerate the development.

By not capturing the sediment, the river will silt-up and become too shallow for large ships. The sediment will then flow into the gulf. Capturing the sediment will increase the capacity of the oceans, and give the water from the melting artic ice a place to go without raising the ocean levels. The pump system will also reduce the need for carbon base fuels which addresses earth warming, by converting various forces of nature into clean useful energy.

Nations around the world with coastlines will have an interest in the Tide Pump project. Like in the United States, ocean level and earth warming data show that land loss will reduce agriculture and cause people to be displaced from their communities. It is possible to reverse these effects if enough nations implement this developing technology.

You can help with a donation, thank you for your support!

Something to think about: The Wright Brothers first flight was 120 feet. They invented propulsion in flight. Then others have built upon that over the decades and brought us to Mars. Reversing the ocean levels is a massive undertaking, even futile. If we start with what we have, what will the decades bring us?