Press Release

For Immediate Release

Council on Watershed Management to Meet on Nov. 8

Date:Nov 7, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. ‒ The Council on Watershed Management will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Baton Rouge. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, 401 Conference Center, 150 Terrace Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

In addition to receiving updates on engagement, data, projects, planning, policy and efforts focused on ongoing flood risk-reduction efforts taking place throughout the state, the Council on Watershed Management will receive a presentation from the Acadiana Planning Commission. This presentation will focus on how Acadiana regional leadership have been working in recent years to approach floodplain management at a watershed level.

For more information, including a full meeting agenda, click here. The meeting will also be live-streamed on the Louisiana Watershed Initiative Facebook page, located here.

Gov. Edwards established the Council on Watershed Management in 2018 through Executive Order JBE18-16, which serves as the coordinated, interagency structure at the state level for watershed-based flood risk reduction. In August, the Louisiana Watershed Initiative was launched to serve as the programmatic arm under which all related efforts operate.

The Council on Watershed Management is composed of Secretaries and Executive Directors of the Office of Community Development (OCD), the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). For more information, email or visit