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Gov. Edwards, Terrebonne Officials Announce Three Barrier Island Projects

September 13, 2019

HOUMA, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards today outlined the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin.

Funding Agreements Signed for North and South Lafourche Levee Districts

September 5, 2019

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an agreement allocating a total of $41.7 million to Lafourche Parish levee districts for storm protection projects. The total includes $36 million of the State’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Gulf of Mexico…

CPRA, LDEQ, and Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District Sign Innovative Agreement for Critical Pump Station

August 28, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. – A Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) signed today will fund a $65 million pump station at the head of Bayou Lafourche in Ascension Parish. The pump station will help to combat saltwater intrusion along our coast and…

Fiscal Year 2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund Request for Proposals

August 23, 2019

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for the FY 2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund until October 18, 2019. This year the Partnership Fund has dedicated $1,000,000 in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and…

Gov. Edwards Announces Partnership to Extend Shoreline Protection Project in Cameron Parish

August 6, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an $18 million partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Cameron Parish Police Jury to add three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that…

CPRA Partners with Grand Isle Independent Levee District on Grand Isle Protection Project

July 19, 2019

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Grand Isle Independent Levee District to close a large gap in the protective  breakwater alignment on the bayside of Grand…

Queen Bess Island Restoration Contract Awarded to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC Project Scheduled to Begin in August

July 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has awarded the contract to restore Queen Bess Island to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., a Louisiana-based company headquartered in New Orleans. The $9.8 million construction contract is being funded through…

Gov. Edwards Recognizes CPRA for Winning National Beach Restoration Award

May 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE - May 20,2019 - 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).…

Louisiana’s Share of Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue in FY19 Increases 14.4 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

April 26, 2019

Baton Rouge, La - Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has announced it will receive $75.8 Million in oil and gas revenue sharing from federal offshore waters. The 19 coastal zone parishes will receive $18.9 Million, bringing Louisiana’s total…

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…