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Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Anticipated Permit Decision Moved up to November 2020

April 3, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA - Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District announced that it has updated the environmental and regulatory coordinated project plan (CPP) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion.   In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing…

Engineering and Design Contractor Selected for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

February 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 21, 2018 — Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected the Stantec Team to provide engineering, geotechnical, surveying, and other technical services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project.

Louisiana’s Largest Coastal Project Completed Below Port Fourchon

February 21, 2018

PORT FOURCHON, LA.  (March 21, 2017) – Louisiana's Governor John Bel Edwards today unveiled the newly-completed restoration of the Caminada Headlands, a 13-mile stretch of beach and dune running from the Belle Pass outlet of Bayou Lafourche eastward to Caminada…

CPRA Board approves Coastal Program Annual Plan with Authorization to spend $566 Million in FY2019: Next stop, 2018 Regular Legislative Session

February 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – February 21, 2018 – Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Board (CPRA) convened in Baton Rouge to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan, a 3-year outlook of projected revenues and expenditures, project activity and implementation…

CPRA Board Announces Public Comment Period for Projects Selected Under the First $20M Installment of the RESTORE Act CPRA-Parish Matching Program

February 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 21, 2018 — - Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released for public feedback its project selections for the first $20 million installment of its 15-year, $100 million Parish Matching Opportunities Program under the Resources and…

HSDRRS January Tour

February 5, 2018

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Gov. Edwards Unveils State-of-the-Art Center for River Studies Dedicated to Coastal Protection & Research

January 29, 2018

Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials from Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University (LSU), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to unveil the LSU Center for River Studies that…

CPRA Executes MOU that Implements 2-Yr Expedited Permitting for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 26 2018 — CPRA Board Chairman, Johnny Bradberry, along with several federal partners signed a landmark MOU this morning in Washington, D.C. which commits to a 2-year federal permitting timeline for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. The MOU builds on…

Louisiana Trustees Seek Comment on Draft Recreational Use Restoration Plan & Barataria Basin Strategic Restoration Plans

January 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 25, 2018 — The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) invited public comment on two draft Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration plans intended to provide and enhance recreational opportunities and to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in…

Louisiana CPRA Participates in 1st of 3 Public Hearings to Present Draft FY 2019 Annual Plan

January 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA - January 9, 2018 - Last night, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Executive Director, Michael Ellis, presented the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan at a public hearing in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Southeastern Coastal parish…