New Webinar Series from CPRA

Louisiana is celebrating the organizations around the state working proactively toward a more sustainable and resilient coast. Gov. John Bel Edwards officially proclaimed April 24th – April 28th as Coastal Industry Week for the state.

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“I am proud to proclaim Coastal Industry Week in Louisiana to bring well-deserved attention to the significant efforts being made to create jobs that will lead to solutions to help protect the rich history, culture, diverse ecosystems and valuable natural resources of our vast coast,” said Governor Edwards.

Louisiana has invested over $21.4 billion in coastal protection and restoration projects since 2007, benefitting 55,807 acres of habitat (87.2 square miles), 369 miles of levee improvements, and 71.6 miles of barrier islands and headlands.

Coastal Day at the Louisiana Legislature kicked off the week with a packed agenda including a business networking and matchmaking event at the LSU Center for River Studies.

The event, a collaboration between CPRA and the Coastal Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), gave companies and organizations in interested in coastal work the opportunity to connect and discuss shared goals.

Experienced prime contractors and sub-contractors working in the coastal and water management sector were also matched up and given the chance to communicate their needs and future opportunities to work together.

To complement the Coastal Day discussions, CPRA is hosting four technical lunchtime webinar sessions throughout Coastal Industry Week on topics relevant to the projects being implemented in the coastal zone.

The webinars will consist of presentations on design and construction project details, followed by time for questions and discussion.

Webinar Topics:

  • Tuesday, April 25th: “CPRA Contracting Overview and Update”; Rudy Simoneaux
  • Wednesday, April 26th: “CRMS Sites Capture Coastal Change – Insights from Louisiana’s Coastwide Reference Monitoring System”; Leigh Anne Sharp
  • Thursday, April 27th: “Master Plan Data Viewer and Data Accessibility”; Stuart Brown
  • Friday, April 28th: “Louisiana’s Coastal Vegetative Planting Program”; Shane Faust