19 dredging projects included in the CPRA Annual Plan

Gov. Jeff Landry and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) yesterday commended the Louisiana Legislature for unanimously passing the agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Annual Plan.

Photo courtesy of CPRA

The Annual Plan, which is required by the Louisiana Legislature to be updated each year, details projected revenues and expenditures and forecasts projects that will be undertaken by the state and its partners for the upcoming three years.

With the passage of the Annual Plan and the support of the Louisiana Legislature and Gov. Landry, the CPRA will be able to continue building and implementing monumental projects to protect and restore our coast,” said CPRA Chairman Gordon “Gordy” Dove. “This funding will allow us to move projects from concept to construction as quickly as possible to offer the citizens of coastal Louisiana protection and peace of mind.”

The FY25 Annual Plan projects revenues and expenditures of $1.71 billion, which will be used to fund 136 projects across Louisiana’s coast.

The plan includes 19 dredging projects, which will utilize 69.1 million cubic yards of sediment to nourish over 13,000 acres of marsh. It is estimated that an investment in Louisiana coast at this level will create over 11,000 direct jobs in Louisiana and around $670 million in labor income.

View the FY2025 Annual Plan