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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Parish President meets with CPRA head and local leaders

Parish President meets with CPRA head and local leaders

Group discusses status of various restoration projects

Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle met with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) head Johnny Bradberry last Wednesday to discuss the status of various local restoration projects.

Also on hand for the meeting were Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove, Chip Kline representing the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, Windell Curole representing the South Lafourche Levee District, and Dwayne Bourgeois and Corey Kief representing the North Lafourche Levee District.

Also in attendance were Reggie Dupre and Tony Alford representing the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District and key technical members of the CPRA staff.

Among the projects discussed were the status of the Caminada Headlands Beach and Dune Restoration, Raccoon Island restoration and the ongoing efforts around Grand Isle, Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island.

“It was a very productive meeting from the standpoint of everyone being in the same room to discuss these important projects. We had a good back and forth dialogue about the status of each and what was the vision going forward. Obviously this is an ongoing subject, but I am happy we were able to get a lot of the point people together to talk. These projects are of vital importance to Lafourche Parish and south Louisiana and we need to make sure they move forward in a timely fashion,” Cantrelle said.