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State to provide $42 million for Lafourche storm protection

September 6, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced more than $42 million of state aid for eight hurricane protection projects in Lafourche Parish.

FY2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund Request for Proposals

August 30, 2019

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for the FY 2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund until October 18, 2019.

Money secured to construct Bayou Lafourche pump station

August 30, 2019

State and local agencies signed an agreement on Wednesday that will finance the construction of a $65 million pump station at the head of Bayou Lafourche, improving its water quality and addressing saltwater intrusion at its base.

Financing deal moves along new fresh water pumps for Bayou Lafourche, thirsty downstream communities

August 30, 2019

Officials signed an agreement Wednesday laying out the financing plan for a $65 million expansion of the pumps that supply fresh water to Bayou Lafourche and the more than 300,000 people who rely on it for drinking water.

CPRA exploring private-public partnerships, issues request for 2020 proposals

August 27, 2019

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is now accepting proposals for its 2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund, which provides matching funds for projects addressing coastal needs.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers new interdisciplinary programs for 2019-20 school year

August 27, 2019

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum has recently released its 2019-20 "Adventure Planner," a guide for educators seeking to inspire a lifelong love of learning in their students.

CPRA director: Sediment diversion still key to sustaining wetlands

August 27, 2019

At the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, we believe our ultimate success will be measured by our children and grandchildren. Will the investments we make today leave them with a coast in which they can live, work, and play, or…

Adding 3 miles of breakwaters at Louisiana wildlife refuge

August 12, 2019

ROCKEFELLER WILDLIFE REFUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is adding three miles of breakwaters to protect a state wildlife refuge where the shoreline is rapidly eroding and the bottom is extremely soft.

Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, haven for nature lovers, to benefit from shoreline protection project

August 12, 2019

For years, the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that hugs 26 miles of Gulf of Mexico shoreline in remote southwestern Louisiana has been a haven for nature lovers and researchers.

Edwards celebrates $18M set aside for Rockefeller Refuge coastal work

August 8, 2019

CAMERON — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined state and local officials on Tuesday to celebrate another $18 million dedicated to protecting three more miles of coastline at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge.