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CPRA’s Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Receives Federal Dashboard Approval

February 14, 2019

Environmental review will be coordinated among federal, state and local governments.

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…

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…

ICYMI: Gov. Edwards To Hold Press Conference at LSU Center for River Studies

January 22, 2019

Baton Rouge- Tomorrow, Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a press conference at the LSU Center for River Studies to discuss the impact of state surplus dollars on important coastal protection and restoration projects and to provide an update on the…

CPRA Reports Eleven Projects totaling $869 Million in 2018

January 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. - Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Executive Director Michael Ellison updated the CPRA Board at its January meeting on accomplishments in calendar year 2018, including an additional $1.4 billion for projects, 22 million cubic yards of sediment dredged…

Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan exhibit travels to Pointe Coupee Parish

January 15, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is touring its Coastal Master Plan informational display in Louisiana libraries.  The exhibit features maps, diagrams and before-and-after pictures to demonstrate how the CPRA is making a difference in…

$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.

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…

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