While people and businesses all over America are affected by Louisiana’s ongoing land loss catastrophe, the impacts hit us here at home first. Citizens see the landscape washing away firsthand, and they fear the worst when storms approach our coast. The state of Louisiana is aggressively responding to this crisis and has identified specific projects that address the root causes of land loss.
Since 2007, the state has substantially increased its financial commitment to the coast, and the result has been a tremendous amount of progress.
The CPRA has:
The CPRA is continuing to build on this momentum. Over 50 projects will begin or continue construction during Fiscal Year 2014, including 18 protection projects, 37 restoration projects, and two infrastructure projects. These projects represent a total State investment of nearly $540 million in Fiscal Year 2014.
There is much work to be done, but we are determined to sustain our coastal communities, habitats, and the Louisiana culture we all treasure.