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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…

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…