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Work progresses off Terrebonne on state’s biggest barrier island restoration project

April 5, 2021

houmatoday.com, Kezia Setyawan – About 20 miles southeast of Cocodrie, bulldozers are working on the state's largest-ever project to restore barrier islands that protect inland communities from Gulf of Mexico storms.

Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island and Beach Nourishment

Project Overview: This project will restore beach, dune, and marsh habitat within the Terrebonne Basin barrier shoreline system with restoration work on West Belle Headland, Timbalier Island, and Trinity-East Island. The project will create and/or nourish approximately 1,100 acres of…

CPRA Announces Completion of Rock Shoreline Protection Project in Cameron Parish

March 24, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the completion of another segment of rock breakwaters at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish.

Gov. Edwards and CPRA Announce Funding for Nonstructural Projects in St. Tammany and Vermilion Parishes

March 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced $163 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding from the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI) has been designated to 15 flood risk reduction projects and programs in communities throughout…

Coastal chief: Louisiana needs big diversion projects to restore wetlands

March 9, 2021

theadvocate.com, Chip Kline – Most Louisianans can recite our state’s land loss statistics as quickly as they can recall their home addresses — “a football field of land lost every 100 minutes.”

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

March 5, 2021

nytimes, John Schwartz -  The next phase of a $50 billion plan to protect the Louisiana coast from erosion and rising sea levels has cleared an important hurdle, with the Army Corps of Engineers delivering a long-awaited environmental impact statement for…

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review and Comment

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for CPRA’s proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. This document signifies a critical milestone in the permitting process for the largest coastal restoration effort in…

This major Louisiana coastal project just received a positive report from the Corps of Engineers

nola.com, Mark Schleifstein – One of the most expensive, ambitious and controversial projects in Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion bid to save the southern third of the state from disappearing like a modern-day Atlantis passed a major milestone Thursday night when the…