BELLE CHASSE, LA. – Oct. 18, 2017 – 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 underway.

Investment in Regional Parish Projects
“We have nearly $1.2 billion in projects in Southeast Louisiana that have been completed, are
now in construction, or are working towards construction—and that’s not even counting the
sediment diversions CPRA is planning,” said CPRA Board Chairman Johnny Bradberry as he
introduced John Troutman, CPRA’s Operations Manager for the New Orleans region, who gave
a detailed presentation on those projects.  Read more