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State to pay for Grand Bayou floodgate

April 16, 2019

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Chairman Chip Kline announced today the state will pay for the $18.5 million Grand Bayou floodgate

Coastal Connections Event in Belle Chasse

April 15, 2019

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will hold a Coastal Connections event in Belle Chasse, LA, on April 25, 2019, to showcase land building capability of Mississippi River.

This coastal project is for the birds

March 29, 2019

A $19 million project will begin this fall to restore a tiny island off Lafourche Parish that is home to one of Louisiana’s largest brown pelican nesting grounds.

CPRA Pledges $80 Million for Permanent Floodgate Across Bayou Chene

March 27, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is pledging $80 million in funds from its share of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds (GOMESA) to build a permanent floodgate across Bayou Chene…

Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast

March 25, 2019

 The state loses a football field’s worth of land every hour and a half. Now engineers are in a race to prevent it from sinking into oblivion.

CPRA Extends Comment Period for Regulations

March 21, 2019

All interested persons may submit comments relative to this proposed Rule, through the extended deadline of April 4, 2019, to Harry Vorhoff, counsel for CPRA, at Post Office Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

State board approves $2.48 billion coastal spending plan

March 21, 2019

The oversight board of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved CPRA’s plan to spend about $2.48 billion over the next three years.

Contract Awarded for Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation

March 11, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and its federal partner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have awarded the construction contract for the Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation Project in Jefferson Parish.

It’s only fair for Louisiana to get a break on levee costs

March 4, 2019

Louisiana needs every dollar it can get to rebuild its coast and shore up storm protection. The state is a decade into its 50-year coastal restoration master plan and has started to make some progress...

CPRA Board Updated on Multiple Protection Projects

February 21, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday received updates on multiple hurricane protection systems and projects that will protect people, property and habitat across the state coastal zone.

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