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CPRA Soliciting New Project Ideas for Development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan

September 18, 2018

The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast…

CPRA selected by NAS to host Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship recipient

September 17, 2018

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) was selected by the prestigious National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Engineering and Medicine to host a one-year Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship recipient.  “Through a competitive process that took into consideration…

CPRA launches traveling exhibit in Louisiana libraries

September 14, 2018

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced today that it is launching a traveling informational display to libraries around the state. The exhibit features maps, diagrams and before-and-after pictures to demonstrate how the CPRA is making a difference…

Guest column: Impact bonds can help restore coast

August 27, 2018

Louisiana has the opportunity to be a world leader in coastal resilience financing.

Gov. Edwards appoints new Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority director

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein -- A North Carolina environmental consultant with a history in state government and private wetland restoration has been selected by Gov. John Bel Edwards as the new executive director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

CPRA Extends Deadline for Receiving Statements of Interest and Qualifications for Outcome-Based Performance Contracts

August 24, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is extending the deadline for its Request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for an Outcome Based Performance Contracting project. An addendum issued today extends the deadline…

How the Pelican State nearly lost its pelicans: Saving the Southern Wild

August 23, 2018

On a tiny island north of Grand Isle live thousands of fishers who travel miles from their home each day in search of schools of Gulf menhaden to feed their young. When they spot the fish, they plunge bill first…

Mississippi River’s land building ability is focus of Coastal Connections event

Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune- The ability of the Mississippi River to build land when it's diverted from its banks will be the focus of a Coastal Connections event jointly sponsored by the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the…

Eighteen years is long enough to wait for Morganza levee | Editorial

August 22, 2018

Congress first OK'd the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system in 2000. But the Army Corps of Engineers failed to complete a report on construction that was part of the agreement.