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Many Louisiana Coastal Projects Being Funded With Billions of Dollars Resulting From Deepwater Horizon Fines and Settlements

April 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Projects working their way toward…

CMAR Contractor Selected for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

April 8, 2019

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected the Louisiana Diversion Company (LDC) to provide Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project, the agency announced Monday.

CPRA Board Unanimously Approves $748 Million Coastal Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2020

March 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. - Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board today unanimously adopted a $748 million spending plan for coastal projects and programs in the coming fiscal year starting on July 1 and running through June 2020.

CPRA Awards Construction Contract for Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation Project Extending Barataria Landbridge in Jefferson Parish

March 7, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and its federal partner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have awarded the construction contract for the Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation project in Jefferson Parish. This $12.5 million project will…

Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan Exhibit Travels to Barataria Preserve

February 25, 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…

ADVISORY: FEBRUARY 22, 2019 West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Project Partnering Agreement Signing Ceremony Scheduled

February 22, 2019

Project Will Benefit MoreThan 60,000 Louisiana Residents

CPRA Board hears updates on multiple protection projects underway across Louisiana’s coastal region

February 21, 2019

New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board today received updates on multiple hurricane protection systems and projects that will protect people, property and habitat across the state coastal zone.

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…