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The fifth biennial State of the Coast Conference, a partnership of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and The Water Institute of the Gulf, was a huge success. From May 30 to June 1, more than 1,200 people gathered to share information and ideas about the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy joined the event to highlight the importance of Louisiana’s coastal issues.

Governor Edwards opened the conference with optimism declaring, “I actually believe this is Louisiana’s moment.” He traveled to New Orleans for the event despite much activity in Baton Rouge. "There isn't much that can get me out of Baton Rouge when the Legislature is in session, but the state of the coast is that important," he stated. Read More


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