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Governor and legislators praise Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan

May 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE – May 2, 2017 – La. Gov. John Bel Edwards today joined with members of the House and Senate to acknowledge the state’s coastal accomplishments since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and outlined additional measures—including his emergency declaration--to deliver…

2017 Coastal Master Plan approved by CPRA Board

April 20, 2017

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority approved and released its finalized updates to the 50 year / $50 billion plan that aims to protect and restore the Louisiana coast. The 2017 Coastal Master plan was developed through a robust science…

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency for Louisiana Coast

April 19, 2017

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary means of raising…

CPRA Releases Draft Initial Operations Plan for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Permitting Process

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 – Earlier today, officials from Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) briefed officials from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies regarding a draft initial operations plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. A cornerstone project…

Louisiana’s Largest Coastal Project Completed Below Port Fourchon

March 21, 2017

PORT FOURCHON, LA.  (March 21, 2017) – Louisiana 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…