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Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation Reconvening with New Chair

January 10, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities are pleased to announce the reconvening of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation today with new chair Karen…

2023 DRAFT Coastal Master Plan Available for Review

January 6, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana’s 2023 DRAFT Coastal Master Plan is now available online for public review and comment. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is tasked with updating the master plan every six years. Now the fourth edition…

CPRA Receives Authorizations for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

December 19, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) received approval of permits and permissions to build and operate the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This major milestone completes USACE’s…

CPRA Applauds Passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022

December 16, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – Legislation heading to President Joe Biden’s desk will play a critical role in the ongoing efforts to protect and restore coastal Louisiana.  Last night the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023 (NDAA), which…

USACE Breaks Ground on New Humble Canal Floodgate

December 9, 2022

MONTEGUT, La. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) joined federal, state and local officials today in celebrating the start of construction for a new Humble Canal Floodgate, marking the first segment of the critical 98-mile Morganza to the Gulf…

State Identifies Additional Strategies to Enhance Holistic Coastal Resilience

December 1, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – Following two years of engagement, vulnerability assessments, and the exploration of adaptation options to better meet the needs of coastal Louisiana’s residents now and into the future, twelve state agencies have released “resilience report cards.” The report cards,…

NFWF Awards More Than $5 Million for Projects in Louisiana

November 23, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that a Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) project was one of three impacting Louisiana that were awarded over $5.49 million in funding through the America the Beautiful…

CPRA and LDWF Announce Completed Wax Lake Campground Renovation Project

November 17, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today the reopening of the Wax Lake Outlet Campground in the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (ADWMA) in…

CPRA announces “Community Conversations” on Louisiana’s 2023 Coastal Master Plan

October 26, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with Restore the Mississippi River Delta and several local partners will host a series of community conversations ahead of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan’s official release in…

St. Charles Parish, CPRA celebrate completion of Paradis Canal Gate

October 25, 2022

BOUTTE, La. – Today, St. Charles Parish leaders and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority celebrated the completion of construction on the Paradis Canal Gate, a major component of the Parish’s West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee project. The gate…