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CPRA Extends Comment Period for Regulations

March 21, 2019

All interested persons may submit comments relative to this proposed Rule, through the extended deadline of April 4, 2019, to Harry Vorhoff, counsel for CPRA, at Post Office Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

State board approves $2.48 billion coastal spending plan

March 21, 2019

The oversight board of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved CPRA’s plan to spend about $2.48 billion over the next three years.

Contract Awarded for Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation

March 11, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and its federal partner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have awarded the construction contract for the Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation Project in Jefferson Parish.

It’s only fair for Louisiana to get a break on levee costs

March 4, 2019

Louisiana needs every dollar it can get to rebuild its coast and shore up storm protection. The state is a decade into its 50-year coastal restoration master plan and has started to make some progress...

CPRA Board Updated on Multiple Protection Projects

February 21, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday received updates on multiple hurricane protection systems and projects that will protect people, property and habitat across the state coastal zone.

Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion lands on fast-track government permitting site

February 19, 2019

Louisiana’s proposed $800 million Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion has been added to the Federal Infrastructure Projects Permitting Dashboard, confirming the federal government is targeting the project for a faster environmental permitting process.

CPRA’s Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Receives Approval

February 15, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced yesterday, receipt of approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to Louisiana’s request to include the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard.

CPRA creates 1200 acres of marsh in Cameron Parish

February 13, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced today that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Located west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near the Gulf…

CPRA Releases Draft Fiscal Year Annual Plan 2020

January 28, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020 to the public today at its monthly board meeting in Baton Rouge. The Annual Plan is the document by which the CPRA details how…

CPRA seeks public comment on Draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020 Public Hearings Scheduled

January 28, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is seeking public comment for its draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020. Three public hearings are scheduled across the coast to present the draft plan and to receive…