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Gov. Landry, CPRA Applaud Unanimous Passage of Fiscal Year 2025 Annual Plan

May 16, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA - Gov. Jeff Landry and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today commended the Louisiana Legislature for unanimously passing the agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Annual Plan. Filed as House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 25 by Rep.…

CPRA Announces 2024 Parish Matching Program Awards

May 15, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced six recipients of a combined $7 million in 2024 Parish Matching Program awards. The Program is a funding opportunity that partners directly with Parish governments to support restoration…

CPRA Announces Coastal Science Assistantship Recipients

April 17, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced 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 colleges and…

Community Conversations for the 2029 Coastal Master Plan

April 5, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is partnering with Restore the Mississippi River Delta to bring you a series of “Community Conversations” as we begin to develop the 2029 Coastal Master Plan. We are…

CPRA Receives Two Largest Grants Ever Awarded by RESTORE Council

March 13, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is now the recipient of the two largest grants ever awarded by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). This distinction comes following the announcement of the…

CPRA Announces 2024 Coastal Day Events and Webinar Series

March 12, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA — Coastal Day at the Louisiana Legislature will be held on Monday, March 25, 2024, offering numerous opportunities for coastal stakeholders to engage with each other and with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) staff.…

CPRA and TLCD Announce Houma Navigation Canal Lock Complex Moving to Phase 2 Construction

February 21, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) are pleased to announce that the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex project is moving into Phase 2 construction. TLCD awarded the construction…

Glenn Ledet Jr. Joins CPRA as Executive Director

February 14, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA – Following his appointment by Gov. Jeff Landry on January 31, Glenn Ledet Jr. began his role as the new executive director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today. Prior to accepting his new role…

Gov. Jeff Landry Announces New Appointments at Press Conference at Nicholls State University

February 1, 2024

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, on Nicholls State University campus, Governor Jeff Landry announced that Gordy Dove will be the Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Glenn Ledet Jr. PE will be the Executive Director of CPRA,…

CPRA Announces 2024 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund Award Recipients

January 29, 2024

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LouisianaCoastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced recipients of its 2024 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund awards. The Partnership Fund is an annual funding opportunity that delivers on-the-ground restoration while also increasing collaboration with non-governmental/non-profit…

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