On Oct. 20, 2016, Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), along with the other state and federal agencies comprising the Louisiana Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Implementation Group, released its first Draft Restoration Plan. This plan proposes $22.3 million in restoration projects in Louisiana to address environmental damages resulting from the 2010 Gulf oil disaster and lays out a vision for future investments. It is the first natural resource restoration plan to be released since the NRDA settlement was approved in April 2016. The draft plan advances key restoration projects and sets the stage for future sediment diversions. For more info, see the NRDA website, NOLA.com article and press release by the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. The draft NRDA restoration plan is open for public comment through Nov. 21, 2016.