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CPRA Receives $15M Grant to Fund RESTORE Act Adaptive Management Program

September 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded $15 million for research, data collection, and implementation of its Adaptive Management program to increase effectiveness and flexibility when implementing coastal projects under the Resources…

CPRA seeking recommendations from oyster farmers

September 15, 2020

humatoday.com, Dan Boudreaux - The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will be holding four meetings in the coming months to get the opinions of oyster farmers who lease state lands on the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program.

CPRA Seeking Recommendations for Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program

September 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) seeks the views and recommendations of all coastal stakeholders regarding potential improvements to the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program (OLACP).

Gov. Edwards Cuts Ribbon on First Tidal Protection System for Greater Lafitte Area

August 21, 2020

Lafitte — Gov. Edwards today joined local and state officials to cut the ribbon on a recently completed $30 million levee-enhancement project in Jefferson Parish, the first in a series of projects that will protect the greater Lafitte-Barataria-Crown Point community from…

Nearly 2 square miles of new marshland to be created with $176 million BP spill restoration money

August 16, 2020

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein - Almost 2 square miles of new marsh will be built in the upper Barataria Basin in Jefferson Parish using sediment dredged from the Mississippi River just over 5 miles away, officials with the state Coastal Protection…

$205 million approved to help coastal restoration

August 15, 2020

wwltv.com, WWL Newsroom - Louisiana will spend $205 million in BP oil spill money for a variety of projects to help recover from the 2010 disaster. Executive Director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Bren Haase says $176 million…

State hopes to speed Grand Isle levee repairs by taking over slow-moving Army Corps project

August 14, 2020

nola.com, Tristan Baurick - The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is planning emergency repairs on a damaged beach levee that has left Grand Isle exposed to storms during the height of hurricane season.

Pass-a-Loutre recreational use projects open to public in Mississippi River Delta

katc.com, Melissa Canone - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Thursday the completion of two recreational use projects in the Mississippi River Delta.

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

canada.constructconnect.com, Associated Press - Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres of marsh in Jefferson Parish.

Pass-A-Loutre WMA Campgrounds & Crevasses

August 13, 2020

MR-170 (PAL WMA Campgrounds) Project Overview: This project involves improvements at five existing campgrounds in the Pass-a-Loutre WMA to enhance the experience of campground users and reduce ongoing erosion. Project features include new picnic tables, fire pit/barbeque areas, and docks…