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APPROVED: Louisiana coastal restoration spending plan for FY 2019 unanimously adopted with bi-partisan support in State House and Senate

May 11, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA – Today the Louisiana Legislature unanimously adopted the proposed spending plan for the coming fiscal year submitted by the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), approving the expenditure of $566 million in anticipated revenues outlined in…

CPRA to highlight ongoing and future work at State of the Coast Conference 2018

May 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is pleased to partner with The Water Institute of the Gulf and host Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to produce the fifth biennial State of the Coast Conference at…

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustees Release Final Barataria Basin Strategic Restoration Plan

April 18, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 20, 2018 — The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) approved and released a restoration plan intended to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in the Barataria Basin.

CPRA’s RESTORE Parish Matching Amendment

April 18, 2018

Public comments on this RESTORE Parish Matching Amendment to the State’s First Amended RESTORE Plan will be accepted from February 21, 2018 – April 9, 2018, and may be submitted: via email to:, or via regular mail to:…

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…