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Whiskey Island restoration nears completion

March 16, 2018

Construction is nearing completion of the restoration of Whiskey Island, which helps protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storm surge. “We waited a long time for this,” Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove said today. “We still have a lot of…

Securing offshore royalties is essential to Louisiana’s coast | Steve Scalise

February 27, 2018

Opinion by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise On Aug. 29, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a storm that would change the lives of Louisianians forever.

Coastal restoration project advances in Lafourche

February 27, 2018

A coastal restoration project in Lafourche Parish will advance to its construction phase next year. The announcement came after the project being awarded the money to do so earlier this month.

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…