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RESTORE Council awards $14.2 million grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for River Reintroduction Project

September 19, 2017

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) to complete engineering and design activities for the Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project under…

Louisiana again urges Federal forgiveness of New Orleans post-Katrina infrastructure debt

September 1, 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – This week, Johnny Bradberry, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities, issued a letter to Louisiana’s congressional delegation once again asking for assistance with the State’s Hurricane Storm Damage and Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) debt…

CPRA Announces $19.5M Grant for its Adaptive Management Program Under the RESTORE Act

August 31, 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has received a $19.5 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for design and implementation of the final phase of the System Wide Assessment…

Sediment Diversions Drive Strategy to Keep Louisiana Above Water

August 10, 2017

The coast of Louisiana is sinking, drowning and being blown away at a rate that exceeds any other coastline in the United States. The state accounts for 40% of the nation’s wetlands but 80% of its wetland losses.

International firm tapped to oversee design of Mid-Barataria diversion

August 2, 2017

AECOM, an international engineering and infrastructure design firm, has been selected to oversee project management, engineering and design for the proposed $1.3 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversionon the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has…

CPRA Parish RESTORE Act Matching Opportunities Program

June 26, 2017

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The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Announces Awardees to Receive First Round of Oil Spill Grants

June 21, 2017

Enhancing sediment retention of diversions and improving flood risk assessment are just two of thirteen research projects recently funded through the first round of Louisiana’s RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process.

CPRA Outlines to White House Environmental Review and Permitting Challenges Affecting Coastal Master Plan Implementation and Potential Solutions

June 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE - In a white paper issued today by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the State summarized a number of challenges regarding federal environmental reviews and permitting that have the potential to slow important coastal restoration projects…

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