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Diversion projects critical for Louisiana coast

November 19, 2018

The most important issue facing the state of Louisiana, and Plaquemines Parish in particular, is coastal land loss. The statement, “We lose a football field of land every 100 minutes,” runs way too smoothly off our tongues. In fact, this…

Louisiana to receive $161.4 million for Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island System

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced an award of $161.4 million from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to fund Louisiana projects that support restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier…

Louisiana gets $161.4 million to rebuild Terrebonne Basin barrier islands

Louisiana will receive $161.4 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to continue its reconstruction of barrier islands and shorelines in the Terrebonne Basin, with the money coming from settlements of criminal charges with BP and Transocean for their…

‘Pillows’ provide a new type of coastal protection for Louisiana

November 14, 2018, John Snell -- NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Along a 3-mile section of coastline in Southwestern Louisiana, a giant crane is dumping large rocks to cap a first-of-its-kind shoreline protection project.

Louisiana has dollars at stake as Congress wrangles over oil and gas revenue

October 29, 2018

A pair of Congressional bills are in the works that could dramatically change the way Louisiana receives coastal protection funding from the oil and gas industry.

Southwest Louisiana celebrates recent coastal restoration projects

October 25, 2018

The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force, representing Louisiana’s oldest funding program to fight coastal erosion and restore its wetlands, today celebrated six recent coastal restoration and protection projects located in Cameron, Iberia, and Vermilion parishes.

New Poll Shows Louisianians’ Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Coastal Restoration

September 27, 2018

Majority of coastal voters support sediment diversions, believe more funds should be allocated to restoration solutions

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…