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Third-Party Environmental Impact Statement Contractor Selected for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 4, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected Gulf Engineers & Consultants (GEC) as the contractor to conduct the third party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD). CPRA submitted an updated permit application to the…

CPRA Announces Draft First Amended State RESTORE Plan

November 30, 2016

Baton Rouge, La., November 30, 2016 – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released for public feedback its draft First Amended Multiyear Implementation and State Expenditure Plan (RESTORE Plan) under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities…

The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Requests Proposals for $3 Million in Available Funds

November 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (November 18, 2016) – The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana released a Request for Proposals Friday encouraging coastal researchers, both student and professional, to apply for about $3 million in competitive grant money. Projects submitted…

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…