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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…

CPRA COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020

Coastal Science Assistantship Recipients Announced

March 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has announced this year's recipients of its annual Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). CSAP enables faculty members of Louisiana institutions to fund Master of Science students enrolled full-time at Louisiana…

Gov. Edwards Announces Second Term Coastal Priorities

February 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his ambitious priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Gov. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico…

RESTORE Council Approves $130M for River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp Project

February 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the RESTORE Council has voted to approve $130 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill dollars to fund the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project, a major win for the…

Gov. John Bel Edwards Announces Restoration of Queen Bess Island

February 3, 2020

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, LA — Standing on the shore of a remote island in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared the newly-restored Queen Bess Island, home of the Brown Pelican, officially reopened for nesting. The traditional nesting season…

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