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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…

CPRA Receives over $1M from RESTORE Council for Planning Efforts

November 19, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been approved for $1.036M in Council-Selected Restoration Component planning grants from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council’s (RESTORE Council) 2017 Comprehensive Plan Commitment and Planning Support Funded…

CPRA, USACE, TNC Announce Atchafalaya River Project

November 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the creation of the Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) Atchafalaya River Project. The SRP is a…

CPRA Seeks Public Input on Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program Draft Recommendations

November 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) seeks the views and recommendations of all coastal stakeholders regarding its draft recommendations for the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program (OLACP).

Gov. Edwards Issues Proclamation Honoring Senator John Breaux on 30th Anniversary of Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)

October 21, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation honoring former Senator John Breaux for the 30th Anniversary of the Coastal  Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) also known as the “Breaux Act.” Established in 1990,…

Gov. Edwards Announces $215 Million in Louisiana TIG Funding for Two Coastal Habitat Restoration Projects

September 29, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group’s (LA TIG) approval of $215 million to construct two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats, a major…

CPRA Receives $15M Grant to Fund RESTORE Act Adaptive Management Program

September 18, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded $15 million for research, data collection, and implementation of its Adaptive Management program to increase effectiveness and flexibility when implementing coastal projects under the Resources…

CPRA Seeking Recommendations for Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program

September 8, 2020

BATON ROUGE — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) seeks the views and recommendations of all coastal stakeholders regarding potential improvements to the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program (OLACP).

Gov. Edwards Cuts Ribbon on First Tidal Protection System for Greater Lafitte Area

August 21, 2020

Lafitte — Gov. Edwards today joined local and state officials to cut the ribbon on a recently completed $30 million levee-enhancement project in Jefferson Parish, the first in a series of projects that will protect the greater Lafitte-Barataria-Crown Point community from…