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Coastal Science Assistantship Recipients Announced

March 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE — The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) has announced this year's recipients of its annual Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). CSAP enables faculty members of Louisiana institutions to fund Master of Science students enrolled full-time at Louisiana…

Gov. Edwards Announces Second Term Coastal Priorities

February 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his ambitious priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Gov. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico…

LSU Center for River Studies Joins First Free Sunday Program

February 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his ambitious priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Gov. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of…

RESTORE Council Approves $130M for River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp Project

February 13, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the RESTORE Council has voted to approve $130 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill dollars to fund the River Reintroduction into the Maurepas Swamp project, a major win for the…

Gov. John Bel Edwards Announces Restoration of Queen Bess Island

February 3, 2020

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, LA — Standing on the shore of a remote island in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared the newly-restored Queen Bess Island, home of the Brown Pelican, officially reopened for nesting. The traditional nesting season…

CPRA and Corps of Engineers Enter Agreement to Evaluate Flood Control Options for St. Tammany Parish

January 30, 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today signed an agreement to investigate the most feasible means of providing additional flood protection and ecosystem restoration for St. Tammany Parish.…

CPRA Releases 2019 Year in Review Highlighting Agency Accomplishments in Coastal Protection and Restoration

December 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority released its 2019 Year in Review outlining the agency’s accomplishments in coastal protection and restoration. The past year saw the advancement of 108 coastal projects including 33 projects…

CPRA Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Plan

December 18, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released a draft version of the agency’s annual spending plan for Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The Integrated Ecosystem…

Louisiana CPRA Partnership Fund Awards $1 Million for Coastal Conservation and Restoration Projects

December 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected five Louisiana-based organizations to award a total of $1 million in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration. The projects will be funded this…

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…

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