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Coastal Restoration Crucial For Livelihood In Louisiana

August 6, 2019

 On the coast in Vermilion Parish, local, state and federal government officials, along with companies, gathered to discuss the ongoing issue of land loss in the area. The future of the coast in vermilion parish looks grim over the course…

Gov. Edwards announces partnership to extend shoreline protection project in Cameron Parish

August 6, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that protects the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish is being made possible by an $18 million partnership between the Coastal…

CPRA Coastal Connections in Port Sulphur

August 5, 2019

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has just announced that their Coastal Connections event will take place on August 6, 2019, at Port Sulphur Community Center, 278 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA.

CPRA chairman: Congress should act to fund coastal preservation in Louisiana

July 24, 2019

The restoration and protection of Louisiana’s coast has proudly been a unifying issue for our state. Governors, state legislators, local leaders, and members of our congressional delegation from both parties have come together time and time again to support the…

Grand Isle partnering with state for surge protection

July 22, 2019

Grand Isle’s levee district is partnering with the state to close a gap in the town’s breakwater barrier that protects it from storm surge.

Tropical Storm Barry tests Louisiana’s multi-billion-dollar post-Katrina flood defenses

July 16, 2019

Louisiana officials are learning what worked and what still needs improvements after Tropical Storm Barry dumped heavy rain on the state’s multi-billion-dollar post-Katrina flood defenses, putting the costly equipment into use for the first time when the storm hit this…

Parish officials: Morganza levee system saved hundreds of homes from flooding

July 15, 2019, Rob Masson -- POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish officials said Barry’s storm surge was one of the area’s worst in recent memory, but thanks to the Morganza to the Gulf levee project, it could have been a lot…

Final meetings on coastal Louisiana project happening in Vermilion Parish

June 27, 2019

The final meeting focusing on the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project will happen in Vermilion Parish on Thursday.

Our opinion: Morganza flood-protection system gets a boost

June 24, 2019

Our region got some incredible news last week when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the estimated cost of building the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system.

USACE, CPRA to Host Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project Events

June 21, 2019

The Army Corps’ New Orleans District and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a series of public meetings to discuss the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project