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Gov. Edwards Joins CPRA, Army Corps to Celebrate Completion of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane System

May 27, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other state, local, and federal officials to celebrate the completion of the Hurricane and Storm Damage…

CPRA Announces Passage of 2023 Annual Plan

May 26, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. –The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the Louisiana Legislature's unanimous approval of the Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Plan. The plan outlines a $1.35 billion investment toward 142 active projects across South Louisiana. "The…

CPRA Announces Start of Construction on Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline Project

May 12, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the start of construction activities on the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline project in St. Bernard Parish. The project will create living oyster reefs and shoreline protection…

Gov. Edwards Celebrates Completion of Bayou Chene Floodgate

April 29, 2022

MORGAN CITY, LA - Gov. John Bel Edwards today joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the St. Mary Levee District for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Bayou Chene Floodgate. The permanent structure…

CPRA Announces Completion of Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation Project

April 19, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced completion of the Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation and Terracing Project in Cameron Parish northwest of Holly Beach. Nearly 2 million cubic yards of sediment were dredged from…

Gov. Edwards Announces $150 Million in Surplus Funding for Coastal Restoration and Protection Projects

April 7, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA – Gov. John Bel Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today in announcing his proposal to allocate $150 million in surplus funding toward coastal restoration and…

CPRA Announces Coastal Industry Week Events

March 22, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA – Coastal Day at the Legislature will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. This year, Coastal Day will be preceded by Coastal Industry Week to increase opportunities for coastal stakeholders to engage with CPRA staff and learn more about ongoing projects…

CPRA Announces Start of Construction on Rosethorne Tidal Protection Project

February 25, 2022

JEAN LAFITTE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced the start of Phase 1 construction on the Rosethorne Tidal Protection project. The $34 million project is the second of 10 high-priority flood risk reduction projects planned…

CPRA Announces Recipients of $1 Million in Conservation and Restoration Partnership Funding

February 18, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) today announced recipients of its annual Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund. The program dedicates $1 million in matching funds for projects aimed at coastal conservation and restoration. With…

CPRA Announces Coastal Science Assistantship Recipients

February 15, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) today announced recipients of its annual Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). CSAP enables faculty members of Louisiana institutions to fund Master of Science students enrolled full-time at Louisiana colleges…