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Gov. Edwards Announces Partnership to Extend Shoreline Protection Project in Cameron Parish

August 6, 2019

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an $18 million partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Cameron Parish Police Jury to add three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that…

CPRA Partners with Grand Isle Independent Levee District on Grand Isle Protection Project

July 19, 2019

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Grand Isle Independent Levee District to close a large gap in the protective  breakwater alignment on the bayside of Grand…

Queen Bess Island Restoration Contract Awarded to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC Project Scheduled to Begin in August

July 3, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has awarded the contract to restore Queen Bess Island to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., a Louisiana-based company headquartered in New Orleans. The $9.8 million construction contract is being funded through…

Gov. Edwards Recognizes CPRA for Winning National Beach Restoration Award

May 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE - May 20,2019 - For the second time in recent years, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been named a national winner for Best Restored Beaches from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).…

Louisiana’s Share of Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue in FY19 Increases 14.4 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

April 26, 2019

Baton Rouge, La - Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has announced it will receive $75.8 Million in oil and gas revenue sharing from federal offshore waters. The 19 coastal zone parishes will receive $18.9 Million, bringing Louisiana’s total…

Many Louisiana Coastal Projects Being Funded With Billions of Dollars Resulting From Deepwater Horizon Fines and Settlements

April 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Projects working their way toward…

CMAR Contractor Selected for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

April 8, 2019

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected the Louisiana Diversion Company (LDC) to provide Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Project, the agency announced Monday.

CPRA Board Unanimously Approves $748 Million Coastal Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2020

March 21, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. - Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board today unanimously adopted a $748 million spending plan for coastal projects and programs in the coming fiscal year starting on July 1 and running through June 2020.

CPRA Awards Construction Contract for Northwest Turtle Bay Marsh Creation Project Extending Barataria Landbridge in Jefferson Parish

March 7, 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. This $12.5 million project will…

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