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Gov. Edwards Issues Proclamation Honoring Senator John Breaux on 30th Anniversary of Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)

October 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation honoring former Senator John Breaux for the 30th Anniversary of the Coastal  Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) also known as the “Breaux Act.” Established in 1990,…

Gov. Edwards Announces $215 Million in Louisiana TIG Funding for Two Coastal Habitat Restoration Projects

September 29, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group’s (LA TIG) approval of $215 million to construct two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats, a major…

CPRA Receives $15M Grant to Fund RESTORE Act Adaptive Management Program

September 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded $15 million for research, data collection, and implementation of its Adaptive Management program to increase effectiveness and flexibility when implementing coastal projects under the Resources…

CPRA Seeking Recommendations for Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program

September 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) seeks the views and recommendations of all coastal stakeholders regarding potential improvements to the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program (OLACP).

Gov. Edwards Cuts Ribbon on First Tidal Protection System for Greater Lafitte Area

August 21, 2020

Lafitte — Gov. Edwards today joined local and state officials to cut the ribbon on a recently completed $30 million levee-enhancement project in Jefferson Parish, the first in a series of projects that will protect the greater Lafitte-Barataria-Crown Point community from…

Pass-a-Loutre Recreational Use Projects Open to the Public in Mississippi River Delta

August 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE - Today, 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 approved $204.7…

$205 Million in Oil Spill Restoration Funds Approved for Louisiana Oyster, Marine Mammals, and Marsh Creation Projects

August 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE - Today, 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 approved…

CPRA Soliciting New Projects for Atchafalaya Basin Program

August 11, 2020

BATON ROUGE — Today the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced it will begin accepting proposals for specific projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2022.

Gov. Edwards Announces Construction is Underway on Permanent Floodgate at Bayou Chene in St. Mary Parish

July 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. 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. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…

CPRA Receives $3.2 Million for Center of Excellence Grants to Support Coastal Master Plan Research

May 7, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the U.S. Treasury Department is awarding $3.2 million to Louisiana’s Center of Excellence Research Grants Program, the second installment in a RESTORE Act allocation of approximately…

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