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  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday announced $60 million in new coastal projects to be built and paid for with funds from the settlement of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. “The oil spill impacted Louisiana’s environment and natural resources, but it also took a toll on our way of life and the recreational opportunities that make Louisiana […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to Shreveport and Monroe earlier this week to announce the award of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) dollars to several local entities in the Northwest and Northeast areas of Louisiana impacted by the March 2016 flood. These grants will be used to fund local resiliency projects aimed at equipping […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has completed a $36 million marsh creation project benefiting 1,158 acres in south central Terrebonne Parish at Lost Lake, utilizing both dredge material and hydrologic control structures along bayous Carencro and Rice. Commenting the latest announcement, Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, said: “From the time I took office, coastal protection and restoration […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday announced the appointment of Bren Haase as Executive Director of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA).  “Bren is unquestionably an individual with a distinguished conservation record, in both his professional body of work and personal passion for coastal protection and conservation in Louisiana,” stated Gov. Edwards. “Bren has […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary means of raising the national profile of this crisis and expediting priority restoration projects with the level […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday joined Dr. Jay Clune, president of Nicholls State University and Chip Kline, head of the Coastal Protection Restoration Authority (CPRA) in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a new coastal studies center at Nicholls.  The center, to be similar to the LSU Center for River Studies, will […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced his plans to designate more than $350 million in coastal dollars, including $55 million from FY18 surplus dollars to Louisiana’s coastal trust fund.  Within those surplus dollars, $15 million will be allocated to effectively restore the funds previously swept by the previous Administration. Edwards also committed $30 million […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, CPRA Board Chairman Chip Kline, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) secretary Shawn Wilson and OCD Director Pat Forbes joined elected officials and levee direct leaders from Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes yesterday to flyover the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. The tour also included the Larose to Golden Meadow […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Congressman Garret Graves have found a solution to move forward on the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project, they announced earlier this week. The project will dredge, widen and upgrade 66 miles of waterways in the East Baton Rouge Parish critical […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) for the first time. In addition, he committed at least $115 million in state surplus […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards, together with State Representatives Tanner Magee, Stephanie Hilferty and Jerome “Zee” Zeringue will today participate in a flyover of coastal Louisiana. The delegation will meet with officials from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to discuss the state’s master plan to restore Louisiana’s eroding coast. “I’m looking forward to joining these […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards outlined the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin on September 13. Weeks Marine, a marine construction and dredging contractor with a branch headquarters in Covington, Louisiana, won the construction bid. According to […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition sent a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards, signed by 28 Louisiana business associations, chambers of commerce and other organizations, urging him to protect funding for coastal restoration and to move forward with the implementation of the state’s Coastal Master Plan. “Our ongoing land loss crisis creates […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The $18.7 million Queen Bess Island restoration project is now officially complete – making the Brown Pelican habitat ready for the 2020 nesting season. Standing on the shore of a remote island in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday declared the newly-restored island officially reopened for nesting. “Before we started this restoration last […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards has announced that Johnny Bradberry is his appointee for Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities. In this position, Bradberry will also serve as the Chairperson of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA). National and local conservation groups working together on Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that the construction work is now underway on components of a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene below Morgan City that will provide flood protection for portions of six parishes. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and St. Mary Parish Levee District (SMLD) are overseeing construction of the […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, participated last week in the signing ceremony of a project partnering agreement (PPA) with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), USACE and the Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD) for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project. The event at the PLD, 2069 Railroad Avenue, Lutcher, Louisiana, were hosted by PLD […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor John Bel Edwards and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation President/CEO, John Davies were joined by Justin Ehrenwerth, CEO/President of The Water Institute of The Gulf, in a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this week for the $25 million Center for Coastal & Deltaic Solutions. “Capitalizing on Louisiana’s growing stature as a center of global water management […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council has rendered approval to Governor John Bel Edwards’ request to include Louisiana’s Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The action follows an October 2016 memo to federal executive departments and agencies from White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and House Council on […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced a state commitment of $6 million to St. Charles Parish for needed levee improvements along Magnolia Ridge and the construction of a gate on the Paradis Canal. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is providing the funding via the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    La. Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday joined with members of the House and Senate to acknowledge the state’s coastal program accomplishments since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and outlined additional measures to deliver master plan projects more quickly. Following the devastation of 2005, the legislature created the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board to be […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss the long-delayed Comite River Diversion Canal (CRDC). The project, intended to be funded […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan. The Master Plan is the foundational document underlying the […]

  • 21 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (July 16-22, 2018).   Jan De Nul’s New Dredger Launched at Keppel Shipyard in China The 3,500m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Diogo Cão was launched last Saturday at the Keppel Nantong shipyard in China, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) have announced a state commitment of $6 million to the South Lafourche Levee District for levee and floodwall improvements on the Larose to Golden Meadow Levee System. This funding is in addition to the $26.6 million announced last month for flood protection […]