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CPRA Announces Recommended Changes to Oyster Lease Acquisition Compensation Program

January 12, 2021

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its final report regarding recommended changes to its program for determining compensation to oyster growers whose state oyster leases are acquired for coastal protection and restoration projects.

Restoration of 88-Acre Bird Nesting Habitat Begins on Rabbit Island in Cameron Parish

January 11, 2021

CAMERON, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced today that operations are underway to restore Rabbit Island, the only Brown Pelican colony in the Southwest Louisiana.

Gov. Edwards Establishes Task Force Focused on Restoring and Enhancing Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin

December 14, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gov. John Bel Edwards today signed an executive order creating the Atchafalaya River Basin Restoration and Enhancement (ARBRE) Task Force to address long-standing issues in the basin and raise public awareness of the critical nature of…

CPRA Releases 2020 Year in Review Highlighting Agency Accomplishments in Coastal Protection and Restoration

December 11, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released its 2020 Year in Review outlining the agency’s accomplishments in coastal protection and restoration. The past year saw the advancement of 112 coastal projects, including 49…

CPRA Announces Public Comment Period for Draft Second Amended RESTORE Act Multiyear Implementation Plan

December 10, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released for public feedback a Draft Second Amendment to its Direct Component Multiyear Implementation Plan under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the…

CPRA Announces Alternative Financing Plan for Houma Navigation Canal Project

December 9, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex Project is advancing to construction using an alternative financing solution. CPRA is utilizing recent legislative authority via Act 89…

Louisiana Launches Search for National Estuarine Research Reserve Site

December 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana has formally launched its search for a site to serve as a National Estuary Research Reserve (NERR). The NERR system is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) program operated in partnership with coastal and…

CPRA Extends Deadline to Submit Public Input on Draft Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program Recommendations

December 4, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is extending the deadline for the public to submit views regarding CPRA’s draft recommendations for improvements to the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program (OLACP). The new submittal deadline…

Public Fishing Piers and Expanded Boat Launch Now Open on Island Road in Terrebonne Parish

November 30, 2020

Houma, LA ̶- The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the completion of the Island Road Fishing Pier project in Terrebonne Parish. The public now has free access to an improved boat launch, five fishing piers, and…

Louisiana Approved for $234.6 Million in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA Funds for Coastal Restoration Projects

November 23, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands…