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CPRA creates 1200 acres of marsh in Cameron Parish

February 13, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)
announced today that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and
Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Located west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel near the Gulf
of Mexico, this project used dredged sediment from the Gulf of Mexico to create and nourish
approximately 600 acres of salt marsh and more than 2.5 miles of earthen terraces. This was a
CWPRRA project at a cost of $31 million.