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CPRA and Corps of Engineers Enter Agreement to Evaluate Flood Control Options for St. Tammany Parish

January 30, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today signed an agreement to investigate the most feasible means of providing additional flood protection and ecosystem restoration for St. Tammany Parish.…

CPRA Releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Agency Accomplishments in Coastal Protection and Restoration

December 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the agency’s accomplishments in coastal protection and restoration. The past year saw the advancement of 108 coastal projects including 33 projects…

CPRA Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Plan

December 18, 2019

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 2021, which runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Integrated Ecosystem…

Louisiana CPRA Partnership Fund Awards $1 Million for Coastal Conservation and Restoration Projects

December 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected five Louisiana-based organizations to award a total of $1 million in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration. The projects will be funded this…

CPRA, USACE, and TLCD Sign MOU Allowing Local Payments to be Credited Toward Morganza to the Gulf Project Costs

December 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS -  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Terrebonne Parish Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) that allows work accomplished and paid for…

CPRA Celebrates Completion of Cameron Creole Marsh Creation Project

November 27, 2019

More than 700 Acres of Marsh Created or Nourished in Cameron Parish

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Bill Increasing Revenues for Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration

November 19, 2019

Today, the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf…

CPRA Soliciting New Project Ideas for Development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan

October 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies, and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan…

Gov. Edwards Commits $6 Million to Flood Protection in St. Charles Parish

October 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced a state commitment of $6 million to St. Charles Parish for needed levee improvements along Magnolia Ridge and the construction of a gate on the Paradis Canal.

Louisiana CPRA Announces Completion of Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish

October 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish.