In February, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Construction on the project began in December 2016.
Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
“Even though this is just a start, what we’ve done so far without any Louisiana taxpayers’ dollars is impressive, and there is much more to come,” Grandy told the board.
Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Chairman Chip Kline announced today the state will pay for the $18.5 million Grand Bayou floodgate