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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…

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 applauds $2.2M coastal restoration funding to CPRA for the East Timbalier Island Project

November 16, 2017 --  BATON ROUGE, La. (Office of the Governor) - On Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has received $2.2 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Board of Directors…

North Shore marsh restoration project 90 percent complete

November 14, 2017

Crews have nearly completed a $28 million project to restore more than 600 acres of marsh and nourish another 310 acres on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority reported. The work, south of…

All is not lost along the Louisiana coast where some new land has been created

November 7, 2017, John Snell -- Along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain east of the Twin Span Bridge, a dredge carves away at the lake bottom.

Water Campus’ plans for impressive model of Mississippi River? Teach, learn, inspire

September 21, 2017

The Advocate - “Winding from one corner of the warehouse to the other, the trough of the Mississippi River dominates the gigantic but still dry model of southeast Louisiana. But by peering closer, visitors can see the ripples of other…

$14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project

September 21, 2017

The Times-Picuyane.  -- Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said Tuesday (Sept. 19) it has received a $14.2 million grant to engineer, design and seek permits for the Maurepas Swamp diversion project. The project will funnel freshwater and sediment from…

Wetland plague spurs call for Louisiana emergency declaration

August 22, 2017

MORGAN CITY - A group of scientists and community activists is calling on Louisiana to declare an emergency over the rapid die-off of roseau cane, a tall and sturdy marsh grass that holds together large sections of the vulnerable coast.…

Federal money for coastal work may continue

August 16, 2017

Federal money for local coastal projects may be not be cut after all.

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