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CPRA’s Caminada Headland Among the Best Restored Beaches

May 23, 2019

CPRA’s Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration project restored more than 13 miles of beach and dune stretching from the mouth of Bayou Lafourche below Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish eastward to the end of Elmer’s Island in Jefferson Parish.

Gov. Edwards recognizes CPRA for winning National Beach Restoration Award

May 23, 2019

For the second time in recent years, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been named a national winner for Best Restored Beaches from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).

Long-awaited tidal levee construction moves forward in Lafitte

May 13, 2019

Long-awaited tidal levee construction in lower Jefferson Parish is moving forward. Officials broke ground on phase two of the Fisher School Basin Flood Risk Reduction Project. The $11.2 million tidal levee will tie into existing back levees to act as…

Next Phase of Jean Lafitte Tidal Protection Project Breaks Ground

May 13, 2019

According to an official announcement from the Governor’s office, the project is 1 of 10 high priority planned flood risk reduction projects planned for the Jean Lafitte area of Jefferson Parish.

Comite, Katrina noted as Louisiana coastal chief testifies in U.S. Senate hearing on Corps of Engineers

May 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — There may be no better example of flaws in the Corps of Engineers "piecemeal" approach to funding flood and other severe weather prevention projects than the hurricane protection system around the city of New Orleans, Louisiana's coastal chief told…

Louisiana gets $94.7 million in offshore money for restoration, flood protection

April 25, 2019

Louisiana will get $94.7 million in fiscal year 2018 Gulf of Mexico offshore oil revenue, almost $13 million more than the previous year, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday (April 25).

Louisiana gets nearly $95 million for coastal restoration from federal oil revenue-sharing pact

April 25, 2019

WASHINGTON — Louisiana will get nearly $95 million for coastal protection and restoration efforts in the latest round of payments from the federal government’s Gulf energy royalties.

Nicholls State to open coastal studies center

April 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A public university near Louisiana's coast will open a facility aimed at studying eroding shores, Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced.

MOU Signed for Nicholls Coastal Center

April 23, 2019

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday joined Dr. Jay Clune, president of Nicholls State University and Chip Kline, head of the Coastal Protection Restoration Authority (CPRA) in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a new coastal studies center…

CPRA Completes Oyster Bayou Marsh Project

April 22, 2019

In February, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Construction on the project began in December 2016.