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CPRA seeks public comment on Draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020 Public Hearings Scheduled

January 28, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is seeking public comment for its draft Annual Plan Fiscal Year 2020. Three public hearings are scheduled across the coast to present the draft plan and to receive…

ICYMI Gov. Edwards Commits More Than $350 Million to Louisiana’s Coastal Program, Appoints CPRA Chair

January 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his plans to designate more than $350 million in coastal dollars, including $55 million from FY18 surplus dollars to Louisiana’s coastal trust fund.  Within those surplus dollars, $15 million will be…

CPRA Reports Eleven Projects totaling $869 Million in 2018

January 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. - Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Executive Director Michael Ellison updated the CPRA Board at its January meeting on accomplishments in calendar year 2018, including an additional $1.4 billion for projects, 22 million cubic yards of sediment dredged…

CPRA Extends Comment Period for Regulations – Updated

January 11, 2019

All interested persons may submit comments relative to this proposed Rule, through the extended deadline of March 20, 2019, to Harry Vorhoff, counsel for CPRA, at Post Office Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

Louisiana to receive $161.4 million for Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island System

November 19, 2018

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced an award of $161.4 million from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to fund Louisiana projects that support restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier…

CPRA Soliciting New Project Ideas for Development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan

September 18, 2018

The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast…

CPRA selected by NAS to host Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship recipient

September 17, 2018

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) was selected by the prestigious National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Engineering and Medicine to host a one-year Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship recipient.  “Through a competitive process that took into consideration…

CPRA launches traveling exhibit in Louisiana libraries

September 14, 2018

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced today that it is launching a traveling informational display to libraries around the state. The exhibit features maps, diagrams and before-and-after pictures to demonstrate how the CPRA is making a difference…

CPRA Extends Deadline for Receiving Statements of Interest and Qualifications for Outcome-Based Performance Contracts

August 24, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is extending the deadline for its Request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for an Outcome Based Performance Contracting project. An addendum issued today extends the deadline…