Sign Up.  Stay Informed.

Latest News

$2 billion in restoration, levee projects to be put out to bid by Louisiana coastal authority in 2020

January 16, 2020

An unprecedented 28 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects, with a total construction value of $1.97 billion, will be put out to public bid this year by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, according to the authority's executive…

Over $1.6M Awarded to Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1,611,426 to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in…

Two Lafourche restoration projects may move forward

January 8, 2020

Money to push two marsh restoration projects in Lafourche Parish may move forward at the end of the month.  Once finished, the two projects would create a combined 710 acres of marsh and nourish an additional 493 acres of existing…

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion could create, save 47 square miles of land over 50 years

The massive proposed $1.4 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, a few miles downriver from New Orleans, could create or save from erosion as much as 47 square miles of land and wetlands in Barataria Bay over its first 50 years, new…

CPRA Releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Agency Accomplishments in Coastal Protection and Restoration

December 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the agency’s accomplishments in coastal protection and restoration. The past year saw the advancement of 108 coastal projects including 33 projects…

CPRA Board Subcommittee on the National Flood Insurance Program and Coastal Insurability Adopts Statewide Recommendations for Approaching Federal Flood Insurance Reform

December 20, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board’s subcommittee on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Coastal Insurability adopted recommendations to guide statewide interactions with Congress and FEMA related…

State coastal spending plan includes projects in Terrebonne, Lafourche

December 19, 2019

The state plans to have at least 13 active coastal restoration or hurricane protection projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes through 2021.

$958M coastal authority draft plan released for 2021; here’s what projects that covers

A draft plan to spend $958 million in fiscal year 2021 on hurricane flood reduction and coastal restoration projects, with more than half the money coming from settlements related to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, was presented Wednesday…

CPRA Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Plan

December 18, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released a draft version of the agency’s annual spending plan for Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Integrated Ecosystem…

Louisiana CPRA Partnership Fund Awards $1 Million for Coastal Conservation and Restoration Projects

December 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected five Louisiana-based organizations to award a total of $1 million in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration. The projects will be funded this…