Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority seeking projects for Atchafalaya River Basin

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is searching for future proposals for the Atchafalaya River Basin Program for 2022.

CPRA is looking for ideas including “academia, parish governments, elected officials, agencies, non-governmental organizations, landowners, businesses, industry, and the general public.” All submissions must include an explanation of the purpose of the proposal.

CPRA will also host a Facebook live for those submitting their proposals.

The Facebook live will be held on August 19 at 2:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m

According to CPRA, the decision making process will be based on the following:

  • consistency with Coastal Master Plan objectives and principles
  • geographic areas with issues of water quality, sedimentation and public access
  • non-duplication of submissions previously turned down, unless justifiable in light of changing conditions
  • adequate information with sufficient detail for thorough evaluation. Note that detailed cost and land area estimates are not required for each project type

The deadline to submit proposals for the Atchafalaya River Basin is October 15, 2020.

Submissions can be entered by email at, coastal@la.gov, or mailed at Baton Rouge, LA 70804 P.O. Box 44027 Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan.

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