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Public Hearings Scheduled for CPRA’s Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan

January 8, 2018

 In accordance with Louisiana Legislative Act 8 of the First Extraordinary Session of 2005, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) was created to develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive protection and restoration Master Plan for Louisiana.  While the Master…

Clarity on GOMESA funding and FY19 Annual Plan presented at CPRA board meeting

December 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dec. 13, 2017 – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board heard clarification today on the significant reduction in projected revenues from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). Originally a maximum of…

CPRA Board Approves Six Projects for $20M under the CPRA RESTORE Act Parish Matching Program

December 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dec. 13, 2017 – Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announces $20 million in projects selected for funding have been approved by the CPRA Board in the initial round of the CPRA Parish Matching Program…

CPRA advances five components into design for Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures

December 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dec. 7, 2017 – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reported today that it is advancing five project components into design for Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures in southern Cameron Parish.

CPRA Program funds $100,000 Coastal Science Assistantships to Students Pursuing Master of Science Degree at Louisiana Universities

December 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 6, 2017 — Faculty members at universities in Louisiana have until December 15, 2017, to apply for one of four $25,000 stipends for eligible students pursuing a Master of Science degree at that university.  The assistantships available…

CPRA Solicits Proposals for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion CMAR Contractor

December 1, 2017

Today, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for eligible contractors interested in providing Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project.

Louisiana CPRA Participates in 2nd Annual NRDA Trustee Council Meeting

December 1, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA— December 1, 2017 —  Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Executive Director, Michael Ellis, participated in last night’s Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Trustee Council Public Meeting in Mobile, Alabama, the second meeting since the historic…

$28 million marsh creation project nears completion on New Orleans North Shore

November 8, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 8, 2017 — A project to restore 620 acres of marsh, nourish 310 additional acres, and reestablish the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline rim near Bayou Bonfouca in St. Tammany Parish is approximately 90 percent complete and is expected to…

Bayou Bonfouca marsh creation project, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

November 8, 2017

Project Video and Photos Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation Project Video [gallery columns="5" ids="24129,24130,24131,24132,24133,24134,24135,24136,24137,24138,24139,24140,24141,24142,24143,24145,24146"]

CPRA Requests Clarity on GOMESA Funding for Louisiana

October 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA.— Oct. 20, 2017 — This morning, Governor John Bel Edwards' Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities, Johnny Bradberry, who also serves as Chair of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, issued a letter to Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation requesting assistance in…