LOUISIANA
CAPITAL AREA

Louisiana's State Capital is at the heart of the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District

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MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of the Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District is to provide for the efficient administration, conservation, orderly development and supplementation of groundwater resources in the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

The Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District will develop, promote, and implement management strategies to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging and prevention of waste of the groundwater resources, over which it has jurisdictional authority, for the benefit of the people that the Capital Area District serves.

 

HISTORY

The Capital Area Ground Water Conservation District was created by the Louisiana Legislature through Act 678 of 1974 due to concerns in the region including water level declines of as much as 400 feet, saltwater encroachment in several local aquifers, and land subsidence caused by over-pumping of groundwater. The District’s governing commission began work in January 1975.  Learn More

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Gary J. Beard is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge and is a graduate of LSU in Civil Engineering with over 40 years of experience in consulting engineering and Program Management.  His technical expertise has been forged over the decades in the fields of water and wastewater treatment with thousands of designs on projects worldwide.  He is a registered professional engineer with numerous patents on environmental treatment systems.  He has coauthored numerous technical articles and was a contributing author on clarification in the Engineering Manual of Practice, Fourth Edition, Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. 

Mr. Beard also served two terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives serving on the Transportation, Natural Resources, and Environment Committees and was also the author of the Louisiana Reclaimed Water Law.  He also served as the Chairman of the Select Committee on Cellular and Regenerative Technologies.

Mr. Beard also served as a Board Member on the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Commission from 2011 – 2016 which oversaw numerous projects which expanded and improved the aviation facilities and infrastructure.

CONTACT: Email: Gary.Beard@la.gov    Phone: 225-293-7370

 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The official record of the Board of Commissioners for the Capital Area Groundwater District is available on the Louisiana State Legislature website. Click Here for access.

 

MEETINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District, which consists of the Parishes of Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee, is normally scheduled to hold regular Board meetings for 2021 on the third Thursday of the following months: January, March, May, July, September & November.


Meeting dates, agendas and other information is posted on our Events page.

ARCHIVE: MINUTES OF MEETINGS

2022
March
Public Forum
2022
January
Board
2021
January
Board
2021
April
Board
2021
May
Board
2021
December
Board
2021
July
Board
2021
October
Board
2021
March
Technical
2021
March
Administrative
2021
July
Administrative
2021
April
Administrative
2021
April
Executive
2021
April
Technical
2021
July
Technical
2020
February
Board
2020
June
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2020
August
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November
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ARCHIVE: RECORDINGS OF MEETINGS

Year
Meeting Type
Meeting Date
File Type
2022
Board
January 13, 2022
2021
Administrative
July 15, 2021
2021
Board
January 25, 2021
2021
Board
July 15, 2021
2021
Board
December 10, 2021
2021
Board, Executive
April 8, 2021
2021
Technical
July 15, 2021
2021
Technical
April 29, 2021
 

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

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MANAGEMENT PLAN

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FINANCIAL REPORTS

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