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CPRA Announces Coastal Industry Week Events

April 18, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. — Coastal Day at the Legislature will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023. This year, Coastal Day will kick off Coastal Industry Week to increase opportunities for coastal stakeholders to engage with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) staff and learn more about ongoing projects and programs. This year’s event will include the following:

Coastal Industry Week Webinars

To complement the discussions taking place on Coastal Day, CPRA will facilitate four technical webinar sessions on topics relevant to the projects being implemented in the coastal zone. The format will include presentations on design and construction project details, followed by time for questions and discussion. The sessions will use the Zoom webinar platform.

When:  Tuesday, April 25 – Friday, April 28
Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where:  Virtual Presentation using Zoom webinar platform
Link for all webinars listed below:

Webinar Topics:

    • Tuesday, April 25th: “CPRA Contracting Overview and Update”; Rudy Simoneaux
    • Wednesday, April 26th: “CRMS Sites Capture Coastal Change – Insights from Louisiana’s Coastwide Reference Monitoring System”; Leigh Anne Sharp
    • Thursday, April 27th: “Master Plan Data Viewer and Data Accessibility”; Stuart Brown
    • Friday, April 28th: “Louisiana’s Coastal Vegetative Planting Program”; Shane Faust

Business-to-Business Networking Event

As part of Coastal Day, CPRA is providing an opportunity for businesses interested in coastal work to connect with experienced prime contractors through an informal networking event.

     When:  Monday, April 24
     Time:    8:00 am to 11:30 am
     Where:  LSU Center for River Studies


Business Matchmaking Event

In tandem with the Business-to-Business Networking Event, the Coastal Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) and CPRA will host a business matchmaking event on April 24, 2023, at the LSU Center for River Studies in Baton Rouge.  This event is intended to match prime contractors and sub-contractors working in the coastal and water management sector.

     When:  Monday, April 24
     Time:    9:00 am to 10:30 am
     Where:  LSU Center for River Studies


Coastal Construction Project Forecast Presentations

Coastal Construction Project Forecast – CPRA Led
CPRA will present details on upcoming coastal construction projects that will be advertised for bid within the next 12 to 18 months.  This session will focus on projects led by CPRA and will also include best practices on how to do business with the agency.

     When:  Monday, April 24
     Time:    3:00pm – 4:30pm
     Where:  Virtual via Zoom –

Coastal Construction Project Forecast – Partner Led

CPRA will host a project forecast on upcoming partner-led construction projects that will be advertised for bid within the next 12 to 18 months.  Short presentations on each project will be followed by a question and answer session.

    When:  Tuesday, April 25
     Time:    2:00pm – 3:30pm
     Where:  Virtual via Zoom –