Tag

CPRA
29
Jan

CPRA Draft Plan Meeting – Lake Charles

What a difference a year makes! In 2018 Louisiana’s Coastal Program secured an additional $1.4 billion for projects, dredged 22 million cubic yards of sediment, created 4,753 acres of new land and marsh, and improved 18 miles of levee. This brings historic totals since 2007 to $21.4 billion secured for projects in 20 parishes, 152...
Read More
04
Jan

NOLA.com: $36 million Lost Lake marsh creation project completed: Gov. Edwards

The completion of a $36 million project to restore and nourish wetlands on the northern edges of Lost Lake in Terrebonne Parish was announced Friday (Jan. 4) by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Read more…
Read More
06
Dec

Houma Courier: State’s coastal chief leaves for industry job

Governor names interim replacement.… The head of Louisiana’s coastal restoration program has stepped down to take a position in private business, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. Johnny Bradberry had served as executive assistant for Coastal Activities and chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority since Edwards took office in 2016. Read more...
Read More
27
Nov

Schedule a Tour of the LSU Center for River Studies for your Class

Calling all 4th-12th grade educators, @LouisianaCPRA is NOW scheduling class tours for 2019. Visit coastal.la.gov to find out more. #OurCoast
Read More
16
Nov

NOLA.com: Louisiana to get $91 million in fiscal year 2018 federal oil and gas revenue

By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Oil and gas produced from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and on federal land in Louisiana in fiscal year 2018 will add $91 million to the budgets of the state and coastal parishes, the Interior Department announced recently, with much of the money dedicated to state...
Read More
15
Nov

Governor’s Advisory Commission Meeting

The Commission develops advice with respect to the identification and resolution of conflicts among agencies and stakeholders related to integrated coastal protection efforts and to assist in the identification of any other activity which might conflict with the integrated coastal protection, efforts. The Executive Assistant’s staff, the Office of the Governor – Coastal Activities, provides...
Read More
29
Aug

ADAPTATION FORUM HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL ACTION & PRIVATE INITIATIVES

AMERICA’S WETLAND FOUNDATION ADAPTATION FORUM HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL ACTION, PRIVATE INITIATIVES AND A NATIONAL DIALOGUE TO PUSH COASTAL RESTORATION FORWARD Thibodaux, LA – At the Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum hosted by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) convened today at Nicholls State University a recurring theme emerged – Louisiana’s coastal communities will survive the rising...
Read More
27
Sep

WVUE: Scientists set out to answer a question that has plagued them since Hurricane Katrina

Jon Snell – (WVUE) – Only miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, a giant container ship heads out to sea, cruising past one of the few spots where the great river runs free of levees. Here, Alex Kolker of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium pilots a small boat into the marsh, pulls out...
Read More
10
Aug

RESTORATION LEADERS, EXPERTS CONVENE ON 2017 LOUISIANA COASTAL MASTER PLAN

Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority & America’s WETLAND Foundation Announce Focus on Wetland Solutions  BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today announced they will host two leadership roundtables this fall and a culminating coastal summit in December to discuss the state’s 2017 Coastal Master...
Read More
21
Jul

July 2016 Newsletter

Support for 2017 Coastal Master Plan The America’s WETLAND Foundation is working with state agencies and the Edwards Administration to help inform the master planning efforts to create a path forward on restoration and protection . With Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan pending legislative approval, public awareness and consensus building is necessary to address the...
Read More
1 2