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

August 14, 2020

katc.com, 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

canada.constructconnect.com, 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

brproud.com, 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.com, 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.com, 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

theadvocate.com, 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

wafb.com, 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.

Critical pelican nesting ground restored, 10 years after BP oil spill

April 16, 2020

nationalgeographic.com, Rene Ebersole -- Louisiana has lost more than half its brown pelican colonies in the past decade. Using fines from the spill, an important island habitat gets a makeover.

New life comes to a Louisiana island

March 16, 2020

WVUE, John Snell - Queen Bess, which was heavily-oiled during the spill, was actually suffering subsidence and erosion long before the BP’s Macondo oil well erupted in flames in April of 2010. In a calculated gamble, the state attempted a…