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ICYMI Gov. Edwards Commits More Than $350 Million to Louisiana’s Coastal Program, Appoints CPRA Chair

January 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his plans to designate more than $350 million in coastal dollars, including $55 million from FY18 surplus dollars to Louisiana’s coastal trust fund.  Within those surplus dollars, $15 million will be…

CPRA Extends Comment Period for Regulations – Updated

January 11, 2019

All interested persons may submit comments relative to this proposed Rule, through the extended deadline of March 20, 2019, to Harry Vorhoff, counsel for CPRA, at Post Office Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

$36 million Lost Lake marsh creation project completed: Gov. Edwards

January 7, 2019

The completion of a $36 million project to restore and nourish wetlands on the northern edges of Lost Lake in Terrebonne Parish was announced Friday (Jan. 4) by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Diversion projects critical for Louisiana coast

November 19, 2018

The most important issue facing the state of Louisiana, and Plaquemines Parish in particular, is coastal land loss. The statement, “We lose a football field of land every 100 minutes,” runs way too smoothly off our tongues. In fact, this…

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