The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program kicked off its 28th Priority Project List (PPL) on January 30th, January 31st, and February 1st.
These Regional Planning Team meetings, held in Grand Chenier, Morgan City, and Lacombe, gave the public the opportunity to nominate projects that restore and protect Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.
“Anyone from the public as well as the State and federal agencies can nominate a project to be included on the PPL,” CWPPRA said in its release.
A total of 64 basin projects, 2 coastwide projects, and 4 demonstration projects were proposed.
Parish representatives, five federal agencies, and the State will participate in an electronic vote on February 27th where typically 22 projects, including 21 basin projects and 1 coastwide project, and up to 6 demonstration projects are selected to move forward as PPL 28 nominees.