News

Press Releases

For program highlights and updates, including Louisiana Watershed Initiative news releases, click on the following links:
Register for BRIC Application Best Practices Webinar

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a webinar at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 that will focus on helping local and regional entities make successful ap...

Watershed Council Approves $100M Design Support Program, $100M Funding Opportunity for Flood Mitigation Projects

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing the state will dedicate $100 million in federal funds to a Design Support Program for 28 flood mitigation p...

State Accepting Applications for Scott Buyout Program in Lafayette Parish

The state is accepting applications from property owners in the Priority 1 zone of the voluntary Scott Buyout Program. The Priority 1 application dead...

Media Coverage

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Application process for Denham Springs property buyout program 'moving along well'

DENHAM SPRINGS - A program aimed at reverting a portion of Denham Springs from developed land back into green space is moving along well, according to...

Watershed Initiative includes three Farmerville projects

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the state will dedicate $100 million in federal funds to a Design Support Program for 28 flood mitigation projects and...

Scott Buyout Program: State is now accepting applications from Priority 1 zone

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KLFY) – The state is now accepting applications from property owners in the Priority 1 zone of the voluntary Scott Buyout Progr...

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative values the media’s part in keeping residents informed on the latest developments. If you are a reporter and can’t find material or if you need an interview, please call the Louisiana Watershed Initiative media contact, Marvin McGraw, at 225-219-0480, or email us at watershed@la.gov.