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NFWF Awards More Than $245 Million for Master Plan Projects in Louisiana

November 15, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the award of five projects totaling more than $245 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana. The projects, developed in…

Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure Ribbon Cutting

November 11, 2016

CPRA Deputy Executive Director Jason Lanclos joined local officials from the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District and Lafourche Parish to dedicate the Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure, a barge gate that can be closed when harmful saltwater is intruding up Bayou…

RESTORE Council awards grants for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Marsh Creation and Living Shoreline Projects

November 1, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded two grants totaling approximately $7.5 million from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the Golden Triangle Marsh Creation ($3.2M) project and the…

Louisiana Asks Congress to Consider its Investment in Restoration and Protection Projects as an Offset to Payback on the New Orleans Hurricane Risk Reduction System

October 13, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the non-federal sponsor for the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) around greater New Orleans, sent its proposal for disputing an estimated three billion dollar cost-share of the system’s $15…

CPRA Solicits Proposals to Conduct Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

October 12, 2016

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced its plans to issue a Request for Proposal for qualified firms interested in conducting an Environmental Impact Statement on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be the first major controlled…

RESTORE Council awards first grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Barrier Island Project

September 30, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project under the…

Gulf oil spill fines to help restore barrier island

September 29, 2016

 About $7.3 million from fines levied in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be used to start a barrier island restoration project just east of Grand Isle.

Gulf Coast recovery is topic of New Orleans meeting in wake of Deepwater Horizon disaster

September 15, 2016

More than six years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and dumped 4.9 million barrels of oil, and later this month officials from state and federal agencies responsible for overseeing recovery…