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  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force has just approved several important coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. CWPPRA Task Force meeting scheduled for January was canceled due to the high water stages on the Mississippi River. In lieu of meeting, the Task Force electronically voted, January 22nd 2016, and approved restoration projects […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Due to the government shutdown and its impact on the five federal agencies in the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program, all October CWPPRA events and meetings have been canceled. This cancellation includes the October 17th Task Force meeting and the October 18th Dedication Ceremony. At this time, all events have been […]

  • 26 May 2020

    CWPPRA officials have announced new information about the North Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Breton Basin, St. Bernard Parish, LA. The goal of this project is to create and nourish approximately 389 acres of marsh and construct approximately 8,548 linear feet of terraces utilizing a layout to help protect the community of Delacroix. […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation – Increment 2 (BA-193) project is moving into the next phase, officials announced on the CWPPRA website. The project entails dredging suitable marsh fill material from designated offshore borrow areas to create an eight mile long stretch of marsh. During the works, dredged material from the Gulf of […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Two NOAA-sponsored habitat restoration projects in Louisiana have been approved for $30 million in funding in 2020 by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. According to NOAA, these projects will restore habitat along Louisiana’s coast, increase protection for people and property, and benefit some of America’s richest fisheries: Construction of the West Fourchon […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1.6 million to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in shallow areas by using dredged material from the Calcasieu Ship Channel. “This project is […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced the completion of the Cameron Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project. CPRA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) shared in the $12.4 million construction cost to create and nourish more than 700 acres of degraded […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish yesterday. Under this scheme, dredged sediment from Little Vermilion Bay was utilized to create and nourish more than 400 acres of marsh east of Freshwater Bayou Canal. The […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction is currently underway at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to add an additional mile of shoreline protection to the existing three miles of unique rock breakwaters that protect this 71,000 acre wildlife sanctuary in Cameron Parish. According to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), instead of using the traditional method to build the breakwaters, […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of their efforts to support resilient coastal communities, NOAA Fisheries Service is announcing the award of $24.8 million for three cooperative agreements. This funding will help restore habitat along Louisiana’s coast under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. Restoring wetlands and barrier islands increases protection for Louisiana’s people and […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy has announced $24.8 million in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana for three projects to create and nourish marsh habitat, build terraces and restore ridge habitat along Louisiana’s coast. Altogether, 1,309 acres of marsh will be created or nourished. “It […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced an $18 million partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority(CPRA) and the Cameron Parish Police Jury to add three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that protects the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish. “Thousands of people come to Rockefeller Refuge every year to […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles is conducting a Marine Casualty Investigation in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division to determine the cause of Wednesday’s vessel allision with a dredge pipeline operating on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel near Hackberry, Louisiana. The incident resulted in one […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday received updates on multiple hurricane protection systems and projects that will protect people, property and habitat across the state coastal zone. “We made great advances in the decade following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and now we are seeing an acceleration of bigger projects moving from the pages […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    With construction in progress for the Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and other partners celebrated last week the work done to minimize coastal erosion in the refuge, located in Cameron and Vermilion parishes. The scheme, funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection Restoration Act […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    In 2013 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of the “Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier”. The project, funded through the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) for southeast Louisiana, considered to be the largest civil works project in corps history. The barrier was built to combat storm surge heights like […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has just released an interesting photo of the Cameron-Creole Marsh Creation project. The $27.1 million Cameron-Creole Watershed Grand Bayou Marsh Creation project is located in the Calcasieu-Sabine Basin in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Using dredged sediment from Calcasieu Lake, this project will restore 609 acres and nourish 7 acres of degraded […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s coastal basins need help, the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reported at the biennial State of the Coast Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center yesterday. During a panel discussion led by CPRA Operations Chief Ignacio Harrouch, officials also said that much has been done in each of the basins, and […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards announced yesterday that $796 million in projects for coastal protection and restoration are currently in progress according to the January 2018 report by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). There are 71 total active projects: 24 projects currently in construction, 39 projects in engineering and design, and 8 in the […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A project to restore 620 acres of marsh, nourish 310 additional acres, and reestablish the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline rim near Bayou Bonfouca in St. Tammany Parish is approximately 90 percent complete and is expected to finish dredging activities by early December, reports Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board (CPRA). Remaining construction related work should […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Board of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) held its monthly meeting in Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish and used the opportunity to spotlight billions of dollars in projects in the Southeast Louisiana region, and to report on innovative funding ideas being pursued to enable more Coastal Master Plan projects to get […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) joined yesterday with federal agencies in a Dedication Ceremony spotlighting $214 million in coastal projects in Louisiana. CPRA is the state sponsor for all Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) projects. CWPPRA project federal partners include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announces the awarding of four construction contracts totaling $28.6 million for projects that will restore marshland, revive an ecosystem with fresh water and vegetative plantings, strengthen an existing levee system, and use rocks to stabilize a portion of coastal shoreline. The projects extend across Cameron, Lafourche and […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Wetlands Youth Summit, hosted by the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, will take place on September 9, 2017, at the Terrebonne North Library in Gray, La. The Wetlands Youth Summit aims to bring young leaders together to discuss the various challenges and potential solutions for gulf coast communities. This program is supported by proceeds from […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will be receiving a grant of $23.7 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), providing for restoration of Oyster Bayou Marsh in Cameron Parish. “Coastal restoration and hurricane protection aren’t just important issues. They’re matters of life or death […]