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Louisiana to receive $161.4 million for Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island System

November 19, 2018

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced an award of $161.4 million from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to fund Louisiana projects that support restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier…

Louisiana gets $161.4 million to rebuild Terrebonne Basin barrier islands

November 19, 2018

Louisiana will receive $161.4 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to continue its reconstruction of barrier islands and shorelines in the Terrebonne Basin, with the money coming from settlements of criminal charges with BP and Transocean for their…

‘Pillows’ provide a new type of coastal protection for Louisiana

November 14, 2018, John Snell -- NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Along a 3-mile section of coastline in Southwestern Louisiana, a giant crane is dumping large rocks to cap a first-of-its-kind shoreline protection project.

Louisiana has dollars at stake as Congress wrangles over oil and gas revenue

October 29, 2018

A pair of Congressional bills are in the works that could dramatically change the way Louisiana receives coastal protection funding from the oil and gas industry.

Southwest Louisiana celebrates recent coastal restoration projects

October 25, 2018

The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force, representing Louisiana’s oldest funding program to fight coastal erosion and restore its wetlands, today celebrated six recent coastal restoration and protection projects located in Cameron, Iberia, and Vermilion parishes.

New Poll Shows Louisianians’ Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Coastal Restoration

September 27, 2018

Majority of coastal voters support sediment diversions, believe more funds should be allocated to restoration solutions

Guest column: Impact bonds can help restore coast

August 27, 2018

Louisiana has the opportunity to be a world leader in coastal resilience financing.

Gov. Edwards appoints new Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority director

August 27, 2018, Mark Schleifstein -- A North Carolina environmental consultant with a history in state government and private wetland restoration has been selected by Gov. John Bel Edwards as the new executive director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

How the Pelican State nearly lost its pelicans: Saving the Southern Wild

August 23, 2018

On a tiny island north of Grand Isle live thousands of fishers who travel miles from their home each day in search of schools of Gulf menhaden to feed their young. When they spot the fish, they plunge bill first…

Mississippi River’s land building ability is focus of Coastal Connections event

August 23, 2018

Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune- The ability of the Mississippi River to build land when it's diverted from its banks will be the focus of a Coastal Connections event jointly sponsored by the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the…