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CPRA Announces Completion of Rock Shoreline Protection Project in Cameron Parish

March 24, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the completion of another segment of rock breakwaters at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish.

Gov. Edwards and CPRA Announce Funding for Nonstructural Projects in St. Tammany and Vermilion Parishes

March 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced $163 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding from the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI) has been designated to 15 flood risk reduction projects and programs in communities throughout…

Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review and Comment

March 5, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for CPRA’s proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. This document signifies a critical milestone in the permitting process for the largest coastal restoration effort in…

CPRA Releases Draft Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Plan

February 17, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released a draft version of the agency’s annual spending plan for Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. The Integrated Ecosystem…

CPRA Receives $26.7 Million RESTORE Act Grant to Fund Phase I Construction of the Houma Navigation Canal Lock Complex

February 11, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded $26.7 million to fund the dredging of 1.2 million cubic yards of earthen material to begin construction of a lock complex adjacent to the Bubba Dove…

CPRA, Nicholls Announce Duplantis Design Group to Design Coastal Center at Nicholls State University

February 8, 2021

THIBODAUX, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Nicholls State University have announced that Duplantis Design Group has been hired to design the Coastal Center.

CPRA Announces Start of $32 Million Marsh Restoration Project in Southwest Cameron Parish

February 4, 2021

CAMERON, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced construction activity is underway on the Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation and Terracing project located in Cameron Parish northwest of Holly Beach. This restoration project will address a…

CPRA Announces Release of Youth Wetlands Program 2021 Teacher Curriculum

January 20, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the release of the latest edition of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Youth Wetlands Program (YWP) curriculum for Louisiana’s teachers.

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