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$205 million approved to help coastal restoration

August 15, 2020, WWL Newsroom - Louisiana will spend $205 million in BP oil spill money for a variety of projects to help recover from the 2010 disaster. Executive Director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Bren Haase says $176 million…

State hopes to speed Grand Isle levee repairs by taking over slow-moving Army Corps project

August 14, 2020, Tristan Baurick - The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is planning emergency repairs on a damaged beach levee that has left Grand Isle exposed to storms during the height of hurricane season.

Pass-a-Loutre recreational use projects open to public in Mississippi River Delta

August 14, 2020, Melissa Canone - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Thursday the completion of two recreational use projects in the Mississippi River Delta.

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

August 14, 2020, Associated Press - Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Mississippi River to build 1,200 acres of marsh in Jefferson Parish.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority seeking projects for Atchafalaya River Basin

August 12, 2020, Anum Siddiqui - BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is searching for future proposals for the Atchafalaya River Basin Program for 2022.

$205 million in oil spill restoration funds approved for Louisiana

August 12, 2020, KATC News - Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG), the entity responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment settlement funds in Louisiana, has…

Construction underway on components for permanent Bayou Chene floodgate

July 21, 2020, KATC News – Governor John Bel Edwards announced construction is now underway on components of a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene below Morgan City that will provide flood protection for portions of six parishes.

Coastal officials: Despite alarming research on Louisiana coast, ‘we will never give up’

June 2, 2020, Chip Kline and Bren Hasse -- A recently released study by a respected Tulane scientist has brought coastal Louisiana and its rapidly receding coastline back into the national spotlight. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how this research aligns…

The Brown Pelican: A True Success Story

May 13, 2020

WGNO, Rick Erbach - Today Queen Bess Island is a robust 37 acres of nesting paradise for the brown pelican. It’s the fourth largest largest pelican rookery in Louisiana. It produces 15-20 percent of the state’s nesting activity. Thousands of…

Ten years after BP Oil Spill, coastal restoration work thrives

April 21, 2020, Matt Houston - In the next four years, workers will break ground on coastal restoration projects that should produce more land than Louisiana loses to erosion for the first time since the 1930s, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says.