May 13, 2020
WGNO, Rick Erbach - Today Queen Bess Island is a robust 37 acres of nesting paradise for the brown pelican. It’s the fourth largest largest pelican rookery in Louisiana. It produces 15-20 percent of the state’s nesting activity. Thousands of…
April 21, 2020
wafb.com, Matt Houston - In the next four years, workers will break ground on coastal restoration projects that should produce more land than Louisiana loses to erosion for the first time since the 1930s, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says.
April 16, 2020
nationalgeographic.com, Rene Ebersole -- Louisiana has lost more than half its brown pelican colonies in the past decade. Using fines from the spill, an important island habitat gets a makeover.
March 16, 2020
WVUE, John Snell - Queen Bess, which was heavily-oiled during the spill, was actually suffering subsidence and erosion long before the BP’s Macondo oil well erupted in flames in April of 2010. In a calculated gamble, the state attempted a…
February 25, 2020
nytimes.com, John Schwartz - We were standing on the levee of the Mississippi River, about an hour west of Boston. Of course, the actual Mississippi River is a half-continent away. We were in fact in a vast, warehouse-size laboratory above…
February 13, 2020
A restoration project that has been on the books for 20 years finally got funding Wednesday. The state will soon break ground on the Maurepas Swamp diversion.
February 12, 2020
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority expects to build more coastal wetlands, ridges and marsh in 2020 than the state loses.
January 16, 2020
An unprecedented 28 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects, with a total construction value of $1.97 billion, will be put out to public bid this year by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, according to the authority's executive…
January 16, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1,611,426 to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in…
December 19, 2019
The state plans to have at least 13 active coastal restoration or hurricane protection projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes through 2021.