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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

CWPPRA Information

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act 

Sondra McDonald, Project Officer 
(214) 665-7187


Approximately 40 % of the U.S. Coastal Wetlands is located in Louisiana. The coast is a fragile environment, and Louisiana has lost up to 40 square miles of marsh a year for several decades. If the current loss rate continues, an additional 800,000 acres of wetlands in Louisiana will disappear. These facts prompted Congress to pass the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) in 1990. It funds wetland enhancement projects nationwide, designating approximately $35 million annually for work in Louisiana.

Wetland Program Development Grants (104(b)(3))

EPA Ecosystems Protection Branch, CWPPRA

Louisiana Coastal Restoration Web Site Exit EPA Disclaimer

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Exit EPA Disclaimer

Wetlands Science, Education, and Information Resources

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