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Gov. Edwards announces launch of Louisiana Watershed Initiative

August 17, 2018

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the launch of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative and a long-range vision for the state’s multi-pronged approach to mitigating future flood risk focusing on natural boundaries, not political ones. The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is officially…

Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana’s Coast

August 10, 2018

Engineering underway for linchpins of state's $50 billion master plan

Louisiana marks the 50th anniversary of the reintroduction of the brown pelican

July 27, 2018

WVUE) - Johnny Bradberry remembers growing up on Grand Isle in the 1960s and rarely encountering a pelican.

Building barriers: Inside the race to save Louisiana’s first line of storm defense

July 24, 2018

Ten miles from Louisiana's receding shore, on an island that was on the verge of sinking away, new land is growing at a rate of 200 feet per day.

$1.4 billion approved for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee, Comite diversion

July 9, 2018

Louisiana will get $1.4 billion in federal money for a  variety of flood and hurricane protection projects, including the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee in St. John the Baptist Parish, the Comite River Diversion Canal, and flood control projects in East Baton…

Hot Seat: What’s the latest on coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana

July 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — One expert joins the WDSU "Hot Seat" to discuss the state's efforts on coastal restoration and what Louisiana faces right now.

Associated Press Issues Correction on Reported Claims by Plaquemines Parish President

June 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Associated Press (AP) news service has issued a correction to a national news story in which AP quoted claims made by Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier, that the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority did not…

RESTORE Council Approves Louisiana’s $20 million Parish Matching Opportunities Program

June 25, 2018

Projects in six Louisiana coastal parishes have been approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to receive a total of $20 million in matching funds through the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Parish Matching Opportunities…

My pledge to the people of Plaquemines Parish

June 12, 2018

Published in the Plaquemines Gazette, June 12, 2018 The resilient people and bounty of natural resources of Plaquemines Parish are important to Louisiana, and my administration is committed to protecting and ensuring their future. That is why the Coastal Protection…

The Fifth Season: Agency working to keep Louisiana coast from vanishing

June 7, 2018

wafb.com, Jeff Morrow -- Louisiana was most likely the last state formed many, many years ago. And the lifeblood for coastal creation is the invaluable sediment contained in the mighty Mississippi River.

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