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Gov. Edwards Announces Second Term Coastal Priorities

February 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his ambitious priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Gov. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico…

RESTORE Council Approves $130M for River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp Project

February 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the RESTORE Council has voted to approve $130 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill dollars to fund the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project, a major win for the…

State Gets $130 Million To Help Restore 45,000 Acres Of Maurepas Swamp

A restoration project that has been on the books for 20 years finally got funding Wednesday. The state will soon break ground on the Maurepas Swamp diversion.

Louisiana expects to build more coastline in 2020 than it loses

February 12, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority expects to build more coastal wetlands, ridges and marsh in 2020 than the state loses.

Maurepas (River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp Project)

February 10, 2020

Press Release: 2.12 RESTORE Council Advances $130M for River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp Project Links: Country Roads: A Wing and a Prayer Project Fact Sheet Pictures: [gallery columns="4" ids="41288,41289,41290,41291,41294,41296"] [playlist type="video" images="false" ids="41300,41303,41304,41306,41307,41305,41309"]

Gov. John Bel Edwards Announces Restoration of Queen Bess Island

February 3, 2020

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, LA — Standing on the shore of a remote island in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared the newly-restored Queen Bess Island, home of the Brown Pelican, officially reopened for nesting. The traditional nesting season…

CPRA and Corps of Engineers Enter Agreement to Evaluate Flood Control Options for St. Tammany Parish

January 30, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today signed an agreement to investigate the most feasible means of providing additional flood protection and ecosystem restoration for St. Tammany Parish.…

$2 billion in restoration, levee projects to be put out to bid by Louisiana coastal authority in 2020

January 16, 2020

An unprecedented 28 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects, with a total construction value of $1.97 billion, will be put out to public bid this year by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, according to the authority's executive…

Over $1.6M Awarded to Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1,611,426 to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in…

Two Lafourche restoration projects may move forward

January 8, 2020

Money to push two marsh restoration projects in Lafourche Parish may move forward at the end of the month.  Once finished, the two projects would create a combined 710 acres of marsh and nourish an additional 493 acres of existing…