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CPRA, USACE, and TLCD Sign MOU Allowing Local Payments to be Credited Toward Morganza to the Gulf Project Costs

December 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS -  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Terrebonne Parish Levee and Conservation District (TLCD) that allows work accomplished and paid for…

CPRA Celebrates Completion of Cameron Creole Marsh Creation Project

November 27, 2019

More than 700 Acres of Marsh Created or Nourished in Cameron Parish

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Bill Increasing Revenues for Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration

November 19, 2019

Today, the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed the Conservation of America’s Shoreline Terrain and Aquatic Life (COASTAL) Act which would increase Louisiana’s share of qualified Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas revenues under the Gulf…

CPRA Soliciting New Project Ideas for Development of the 2023 Coastal Master Plan

October 17, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting project ideas that Louisiana citizens, governmental bodies, and concerned organizations would like to see evaluated and considered for possible inclusion in the next Comprehensive Master Plan…

Gov. Edwards Commits $6 Million to Flood Protection in St. Charles Parish

October 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced a state commitment of $6 million to St. Charles Parish for needed levee improvements along Magnolia Ridge and the construction of a gate on the Paradis Canal.

Louisiana CPRA Announces Completion of Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish

October 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish.

CPRA Soliciting New Projects for Atchafalaya Basin Program

September 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced it will begin accepting proposals for specific projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

Gov. Edwards, Terrebonne Officials Announce Three Barrier Island Projects

September 13, 2019

HOUMA, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards today outlined the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin.

Funding Agreements Signed for North and South Lafourche Levee Districts

September 5, 2019

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an agreement allocating a total of $41.7 million to Lafourche Parish levee districts for storm protection projects. The total includes $36 million of the State’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Gulf of Mexico…

CPRA, LDEQ, and Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District Sign Innovative Agreement for Critical Pump Station

August 28, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA. – A Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) signed today will fund a $65 million pump station at the head of Bayou Lafourche in Ascension Parish. The pump station will help to combat saltwater intrusion along our coast and…

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