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White House proposes keeping coastal funding in budget, after placing it on chopping block in past years

February 16, 2018

“The White House's proposed budget takes the ax to a wide range of domestic programs, but unlike in past years, federal oil money that funds Louisiana's coastal restoration efforts isn't on the chopping block.”

15 ways Louisianans helped restore the coast in 2017

February 15, 2018

This year Gov. John Bel Edwards officially declared Louisiana's continued wetland loss a state of emergency that requires immediate and urgent action. More than 2,000 square miles have disappeared since the 1930s. Without coastal restoration efforts, another 2,000 to 4,000 square miles could be lost…

MOU Update

February 8, 2018

UPDATE: This landmark MOU, “Framework for Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Authorization Process of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project,” is now publicly available and accessible on the Permitting Dashboard at by scrolling down and referencing the…

HSDRRS January Tour

February 5, 2018

***CPRA provided imagery please credit if used*** CPRA HSDRRS Presentation [gallery columns="4" ids="25174,25175,25176,25177,25178,25179,25180,25181"]

Coastal projects advancing this year

January 30, 2018

Southeast Louisiana has nearly $1.2 billion in coastal restoration and protection projects that are completed or in the process of completion, including multimillion-dollar improvements for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes this year.

Gov. Edwards Unveils State-of-the-Art Center for River Studies Dedicated to Coastal Protection & Research

January 29, 2018

Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials from Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University (LSU), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to unveil the LSU Center for River Studies that…

LSU Center for River Studies Press Packet

CPRA PAGE: Links: Press Release: From the Governor LSU | Center for River Studies: Project Factsheet LSU VIDEO CRS Router CRS TimeLapse LSU Pictures CPRA One-Pager BRAF Brochure One-Pager MidBarataria and MidBreton Sediment Diversions

CPRA Executes MOU that Implements 2-Yr Expedited Permitting for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 26 2018 — CPRA Board Chairman, Johnny Bradberry, along with several federal partners signed a landmark MOU this morning in Washington, D.C. which commits to a 2-year federal permitting timeline for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. The MOU builds on…

CPRA Executes MOU that Implements 2-Yr Expedited Permitting for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

“This is the first MOU of this nature for the Trump administration. Louisiana CPRA has been the driving force of this initiative to streamline environmental and permitting processes to speed up project implementation of Coastal Master Plan projects,” -CPRA Board Chairman,…

Louisiana Trustees Seek Comment on Draft Recreational Use Restoration Plan & Barataria Basin Strategic Restoration Plans

January 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 25, 2018 — The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) invited public comment on two draft Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration plans intended to provide and enhance recreational opportunities and to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in…