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CPRA’s RESTORE Parish Matching Amendment

February 20, 2018

Public comments on this RESTORE Parish Matching Amendment to the State’s First Amended RESTORE Plan will be accepted from February 21, 2018 – April 9, 2018, and may be submitted: via email to: coastal@la.gov, or via regular mail to: CPRA,…

HSDRRS January Tour

February 5, 2018

***CPRA provided imagery please credit if used*** CPRA HSDRRS Presentation [gallery columns="4" ids="25174,25175,25176,25177,25178,25179,25180,25181"]

Gov. Edwards Unveils State-of-the-Art Center for River Studies Dedicated to Coastal Protection & Research

January 29, 2018

Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials from Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University (LSU), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to unveil the LSU Center for River Studies that…

CPRA Executes MOU that Implements 2-Yr Expedited Permitting for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 26 2018 — CPRA Board Chairman, Johnny Bradberry, along with several federal partners signed a landmark MOU this morning in Washington, D.C. which commits to a 2-year federal permitting timeline for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. The MOU builds on…

Louisiana Trustees Seek Comment on Draft Recreational Use Restoration Plan & Barataria Basin Strategic Restoration Plans

January 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 25, 2018 — The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) invited public comment on two draft Deepwater Horizon oil spill restoration plans intended to provide and enhance recreational opportunities and to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats in…

Louisiana CPRA Participates in 1st of 3 Public Hearings to Present Draft FY 2019 Annual Plan

January 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA - January 9, 2018 - Last night, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Executive Director, Michael Ellis, presented the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan at a public hearing in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Southeastern Coastal parish…

Public Hearings Scheduled for CPRA’s Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan

January 8, 2018

 In accordance with Louisiana Legislative Act 8 of the First Extraordinary Session of 2005, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) was created to develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive protection and restoration Master Plan for Louisiana.  While the Master…

Clarity on GOMESA funding and FY19 Annual Plan presented at CPRA board meeting

December 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dec. 13, 2017 – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board heard clarification today on the significant reduction in projected revenues from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). Originally a maximum of…

CPRA Board Approves Six Projects for $20M under the CPRA RESTORE Act Parish Matching Program

December 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dec. 13, 2017 – Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announces $20 million in projects selected for funding have been approved by the CPRA Board in the initial round of the CPRA Parish Matching Program…

CPRA advances five components into design for Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures

December 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Dec. 7, 2017 – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reported today that it is advancing five project components into design for Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures in southern Cameron Parish.

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