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La. approved for $200M+ in Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement funds for coastal restoration projects

November 24, 2020

wafb.com, Rachael Thomas - BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana has been approved for $234.6 million in funding as part of the settlement from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill for coastal restoration projects in Plaquemines and Terrebonne parishes.

Louisiana Approved for $234.6 Million in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA Funds for Coastal Restoration Projects

November 23, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands…

CPRA, USACE, TNC announce Atchafalaya River project

November 19, 2020

dredgingtoday.com, Zlatan Hrvacevic- The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) yesterday announced the creation of the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) Atchafalaya River Project.

CPRA Receives over $1M from RESTORE Council for Planning Efforts

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been approved for $1.036M in Council-Selected Restoration Component planning grants from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council’s (RESTORE Council) 2017 Comprehensive Plan Commitment and Planning Support Funded…

CPRA, USACE, TNC Announce Atchafalaya River Project

November 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the creation of the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) Atchafalaya River Project. The SRP is a…

CPRA Seeks Public Input on Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program Draft Recommendations

November 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) seeks the views and recommendations of all coastal stakeholders regarding its draft recommendations for the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program (OLACP).

Despite active hurricane season, Louisiana’s coastal restoration projects saw little damage; here’s why

October 23, 2020

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein - Restoration projects along Louisiana’s coastline were mostly spared by the record six-pack of hurricanes that have threatened the state so far this year, including Category 4 Laura and Category 2 Delta, which slammed into the southwestern…

Gov. Edwards Issues Proclamation Honoring Senator John Breaux on 30th Anniversary of Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)

October 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation honoring former Senator John Breaux for the 30th Anniversary of the Coastal  Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) also known as the “Breaux Act.” Established in 1990,…

BS-0042 Phoenix Marsh Creation – East Increment Project

October 15, 2020

Project Overview Links Project Fact Sheet  To request more information on this project, email us at coastal@la.gov  Drone Video Footage collected  on 9/2/20 by Louisiana CPRA. Video Time Pin Location 0:00 728 2:00 723 2:30 738 3:00 735 3:30 664…

‘Only way to describe them is massive’: Two BP-funded coastal restoration projects get underway

October 5, 2020

nola.com, Tristan Baurick - The state is undertaking two “record-breaking” restoration projects aimed at reviving 7 square miles of coastal habitat and bolstering natural storm defenses east of New Orleans and near Venice in lower Plaquemines Parish.