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Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group 2023 Annual Update Posted

October 19, 2023

https://youtu.be/WyBz62fc79Y?si=BDCz3y0mMUYN8mgR BATON ROUGE, La. - The Deepwater Horizon Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has posted a video recording of its 2023 Annual Update. This update serves as the Trustees’ annual meeting. The video includes information about the current status of funding and the…

Endangered Sea Turtles and Bird Populations Flourish on Louisiana’s Disappearing Chandeleur Islands

September 13, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - Officials from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced successful hatchings of the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea…

Gov. Edwards, CPRA Break Ground on Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

August 10, 2023

BELLE CHASSE, La.  – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), as well as several federal and state leaders, to officially break ground and begin construction on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The…

CPRA Announces Open Applications for FY 2024 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund

July 12, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La.  – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for the FY 2024 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund until October 20th, 2023. This year the Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund has up to $1,000,000…

Federal, state, and local partnership agreement for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Risk Reduction Project

June 21, 2023

LAKE CHARLES, La. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana have signed a partnership agreement for the $6.5 billion Southwest Coastal Louisiana hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and coastal ecosystem…

NOAA Accepts Gov. Edwards’ Nomination of Atchafalaya River System into the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

June 14, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has accepted Governor John Bel Edwards’ nomination of the Atchafalaya River System as the preferred site of a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Louisiana. “This is an important…

Gov. Edwards Announces Resignation of CPRA Chairman Chip Kline

May 31, 2023

Baton Rouge, La. - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Chip Kline will resign effective July 3, 2023, as director for Coastal Activities and Chairman of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). Gov. Edwards has named Bren Haase…

Gov. Edwards, CPRA Celebrate Passage of 2023 Coastal Master Plan and FY 2024 Annual Plan

May 25, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards commended the Louisiana Legislature for unanimously passing the 2023 Coastal Master Plan and the Fiscal Year 2024 Annual Plan. These two measures, filed as Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 17 by Sen. Bob Hensgens…

CPRA Extends Condolences to Family, Friends, and Colleagues of Water Institute CEO Justin Ehrenwerth

May 13, 2023

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority extends our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Justin Ehrenwerth, who led The Water Institute as President and CEO for the past seven years. Justin embodied what it…

Gov. Edwards Joins CPRA, Plaquemines Parish to Celebrate Completion of Spanish Pass Project

May 12, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Plaquemines Parish officials today in cutting the ribbon on the Spanish Pass Increment of the Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project,…