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Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Modification

February 21, 2017

Completion of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Modification project was celebrated today with a ribbon cutting on Bayou Lafourche at Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish. A key element of the $31 million Mississippi River Reintroduction into Bayou Lafourche projects funded through…

Gov. Edwards’ Request Granted, Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Identified for Permit Prioritization and Streamlining

January 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE — The White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council rendered approval to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request to include Louisiana’s Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard, a government-wide effort to streamline the federal permitting and review…

Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Final Restoration Plan

January 20, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), along with the other state and federal agencies of the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group, announces the release of its “Final Restoration Plan #1,” which selects restoration projects to continue to address injuries to…

Third-Party Environmental Impact Statement Contractor Selected for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 4, 2017

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected Gulf Engineers & Consultants (GEC) as the contractor to conduct the third party Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD). CPRA submitted an updated permit application to the…

The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Requests Proposals for $3 Million in Available Funds

November 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (November 18, 2016) – The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana released a Request for Proposals Friday encouraging coastal researchers, both student and professional, to apply for about $3 million in competitive grant money. Projects submitted…

RESTORE Council awards grants for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Marsh Creation and Living Shoreline Projects

November 1, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded two grants totaling approximately $7.5 million from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the Golden Triangle Marsh Creation ($3.2M) project and the…