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Louisiana, federal and local officials reach cost-sharing agreement for multibillion dollar levee project

December 6, 2019

Louisiana will be able to count the value of $440 million in state- and parish-funded work toward its share of the cost of the multibillion-dollar Morganza-to-the-Gulf Levee System should federal dollars materialize, state and local officials say.

$12.4M Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project complete

December 4, 2019

The $12.4 million Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project is finished, introducing more than 700 acres of marsh along the east shore of Calcasieu Lake in Cameron Parish.

CPRA, USACE, and TLCD Sign MOU Allowing Local Payments to be Credited Toward Morganza to the Gulf Project Costs

NEW ORLEANS -  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Terrebonne Parish Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) that allows work accomplished and paid for…

Wax Lake

December 2, 2019

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CPRA Celebrates Completion of Cameron Creole Marsh Creation Project

November 27, 2019

More than 700 Acres of Marsh Created or Nourished in Cameron Parish

Coastal states need resilience plans. Here are six essential elements.

November 21, 2019

Coastal states are turning to resilience planning to confront extreme weather and climate change. New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida have all hired chief resilience officers to oversee their states’ resilience strategies. Louisiana has been a leader in coastal resilience…

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Bill Increasing Revenues for Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration

November 19, 2019

Today, the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf…

Committee OKs Bill Increasing Revenues for LA Coastal Protection

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources yesterday passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf of…

Island home to brown pelicans now a state wildlife refuge

November 15, 2019

The state approved a resolution to covert an island near Grand Isle to a Louisiana wildlife refuge, increasing the amount of protection available for a vital home to brown pelicans.

BP spill fines pay for the restoration of Queen Bess Island, a vital pelican nesting site

November 7, 2019

A few miles north of Grand Isle, contractors race the clock in a first-of-its-kind island restoration.  A $10 million dredging project is piecing back together Queen Bess Island, a major breeding ground for brown pelicans.