The annual budget for CWPPRA funded restoration has varied through the nearly twenty-year life span of the Act from approximately $30 million per year to nearly $80 million per year. The projects provide for the long-term conservation of wetlands and dependent fish and wildlife populations with cost-effective plans for creating, restoring, protecting, or enhancing coastal wetlands.
Each year, an average of 70-85 projects are proposed across Louisiana's coast to compete for funding. Through the CWPPRA process, Parishes work together with State and Federal Agencies to narrow the list down to the 3-6 most deserving projects, and also decide on 1-2 new restorative or protective technologies to demonstrate the effectiveness of. CWPPRA project managers, scientists, and engineers use a variety of techniques to protect, enhance, or restore wetlands. These techniques include:
marsh creation and restoration
beneficial use of dredged material
barrier island restoration
Click here to view a list of projects funded by CWPPRA