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Louisiana Trustees propose Terrebonne HNC Island Restoration Project in draft restoration plan

August 25, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Deepwater Horizon Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is proposing the Terrebonne Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Island Restoration project to restore birds injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The project is included in a draft restoration plan, which…

Endangered sea turtles nesting on Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands for first time in 75 years

August 17, 2022

Newly hatched Kemp's ridley sea turtle makes its way out to the Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana's Chandeleur Islands. BATON ROUGE, La. – For the first time in three quarters of a century, sea turtle hatchlings have been observed…

CPRA announces completed Bayou Decade Ridge and Marsh Creation Project

August 11, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the Bayou Decade Ridge and Marsh Creation Project in Terrebonne Parish. The project created and nourished over 473 acres of marsh near Lake Decade…

Louisiana Trustees Approve Plan to Restore Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

August 4, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released its latest plan to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats to address injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan, Final Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #8: Restoration of Wetlands,…

CPRA Announces Completion of West Grand Terre Restoration Project

July 26, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project. The project addressed shoreline erosion, decreased storm surge protection, and subsidence of the back barrier…

Chairman Kline Applauds Committee Passage of RISEE Act, Introduction of BREEZE Act

July 22, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today passed unanimously by voice vote a compromised amendment representing S. 2130, the Reinvesting In Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems Act of 2021, also known as the RISEE Act.…

CPRA Announces Completed Restoration of Terrebonne Basin Barrier Islands

July 21, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced completion of the Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island and Beach Nourishment project, the largest restoration by acreage completed by CPRA to date. The project restored 1,080 acres…

CPRA Announces Open Applications for Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund

July 20, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. –The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced it is accepting proposals for the FY 2023 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund, which has dedicated up to $1 million in matching funds for projects addressing coastal…

Gov. Edwards Nominates Atchafalaya Basin For NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve

June 15, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – Gov. John Bel Edwards officially selected the Atchafalaya Coastal Basin as the preferred site in Louisiana to be added to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System. He also tasked the…

$122 Million Allocated for Post-Hurricane Ida Repairs to Grand Isle

June 3, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), will undertake $122 million in work to address Hurricane Ida-related damage to the Grand Isle Hurricane and Storm Damage…

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