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Nicholls State to open coastal studies center

April 23, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A public university near Louisiana's coast will open a facility aimed at studying eroding shores, Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced.

MOU Signed for Nicholls Coastal Center

April 23, 2019

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…

CPRA Completes Oyster Bayou Marsh Project

April 22, 2019

In February, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced that construction is complete on the Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing project in Cameron Parish. Construction on the project began in December 2016.

CPRA Implementation Update – April 2019

April 22, 2019

Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with settlement money resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

State rebuilt 5.1 square miles of coast with $500M in fines since BP Deepwater Horizon

April 22, 2019

“Even though this is just a start, what we’ve done so far without any Louisiana taxpayers’ dollars is impressive, and there is much more to come,” Grandy told the board.

State to pay for Grand Bayou floodgate

April 16, 2019

Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board Chairman Chip Kline announced today the state will pay for the $18.5 million Grand Bayou floodgate

Coastal Connections Event in Belle Chasse

April 15, 2019

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will hold a Coastal Connections event in Belle Chasse, LA, on April 25, 2019, to showcase land building capability of Mississippi River.

This coastal project is for the birds

March 29, 2019

A $19 million project will begin this fall to restore a tiny island off Lafourche Parish that is home to one of Louisiana’s largest brown pelican nesting grounds.

CPRA Pledges $80 Million for Permanent Floodgate Across Bayou Chene

March 27, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is pledging $80 million in funds from its share of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds (GOMESA) to build a permanent floodgate across Bayou Chene…

Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast

March 25, 2019

 The state loses a football field’s worth of land every hour and a half. Now engineers are in a race to prevent it from sinking into oblivion.

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