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Cooperation is Key to Federal Program to Save Coast

Posted on October 20, 2015

By Meredith Burns,

For those involved with coastal Louisiana restoration and protection, a law that funnels federal money to local projects has been a model for cooperation between federal, state and local entities.

Money from the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, which has grown from about $30 million to nearly $80 million annually, helps pay for projects benefiting wetlands.

“We need CWPPRA, but we need what CWPPRA represents even more,” Chip Kline, chairman of the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, said at a gathering today in Grand Isle to celebrate the act’s 25th anniversary.


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