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CPRA Releases Draft Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Plan

February 17, 2021

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 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. The Integrated Ecosystem…

CPRA Receives $26.7 Million RESTORE Act Grant to Fund Phase I Construction of the Houma Navigation Canal Lock Complex

February 11, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded $26.7 million to fund the dredging of 1.2 million cubic yards of earthen material to begin construction of a lock complex adjacent to the Bubba Dove…

State, Nicholls to build coastal center aimed at studying land loss in southeast Louisiana

February 9, 2021

nola.com, Halle Parker – Plans to build a coastal center at the Louisiana university closest to the state's disappearing shoreline will move forward by the end of this year.

CPRA, Nicholls Announce Duplantis Design Group to Design Coastal Center at Nicholls State University

February 8, 2021

THIBODAUX, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Nicholls State University have announced that Duplantis Design Group has been hired to design the Coastal Center.

Work starts on $32M project to turn open water back to marsh

February 5, 2021

katc.com, Associated Press – CAMERON, La. (AP) — Construction has begun on a $32 million project to bring back hundreds of acres of marsh to a part of southwest Louisiana where storms, sinking and other factors have turned thousands of…

CPRA Announces Start of $32 Million Marsh Restoration Project in Southwest Cameron Parish

February 4, 2021

CAMERON, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced construction activity is underway on the Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation and Terracing project located in Cameron Parish northwest of Holly Beach. This restoration project will address a…

CPRA Announces Release of Youth Wetlands Program 2021 Teacher Curriculum

January 20, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the release of the latest edition of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Youth Wetlands Program (YWP) curriculum for Louisiana’s teachers.

Work begins to restore Louisiana island that is home to thousands of brown pelicans

January 13, 2021

foz8live.com, John Snell - CAMERON, La. - NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Restoration work has begun on Rabbit Island in Cameron Parish, the only brown pelican colony in Southwest Louisiana. The $16.4 million project is funded with settlement money from from…

Grand Isle West End Beach Nourishment

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