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Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses From Gulf Oil Spill

November 22, 2016

A US Geological Survey-NASA study has found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012.…

Donald Trump and America’s wetland

November 17, 2016

President Trump, who says he wants to address our deplorable infrastructure, could start with saving our coastal infrastructure, which aids both the environment and our energy economies.

NFWF Awards More Than $245 Million for Master Plan Projects in Louisiana

November 15, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the award of five projects totaling more than $245 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana. The projects, developed in…

Saltwater control structure opens

November 14, 2016

A $4.1 million Bayou Lafourche saltwater control structure in Lockport officially opened today with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure Ribbon Cutting

November 11, 2016

CPRA Deputy Executive Director Jason Lanclos joined local officials from the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District and Lafourche Parish to dedicate the Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure, a barge gate that can be closed when harmful saltwater is intruding up Bayou…

SPECIAL REPORT: Washing away – the impact of coastal erosion

November 10, 2016

The coast of Louisiana has proven it's resiliency over and over again, but in recent years, the state has been seeing the effects of a process called coastal erosion.

RESTORE Council awards grants for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Marsh Creation and Living Shoreline Projects

November 1, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded two grants totaling approximately $7.5 million from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the Golden Triangle Marsh Creation ($3.2M) project and the…

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