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

Year
Meeting Type
Meeting Date
2022
Board
04/22/2022
2022
Board
06/24/2022
2022
Board
01/13/2022
2022
Public Forum
03/28/2022
2021
Technical
03/04/2021
2021
Executive
04/08/2021
2021
Administrative
07/15/2021
2021
Board
04/08/2021
2021
Technical
04/29/2021
2021
Technical
07/15/2021
2021
Board
05/20/2021
2021
Board
10/28/2021
2021
Administrative
08/19/2021
2021
Administrative
04/29/2021
2021
Board
07/15/2021
2021
Administrative
05/04/2021
2021
Board
01/25/2021
2021
Board
12/11/2021
2020
Board
10/19/2020
2020
Administrative
07/23/2020
2020
Board
11/19/2020
2020
Board
09/02/2020
2020
Board
06/18/2020
2020
Board
08/12/2020
2020
Board
02/11/2020
2019
Board
12/09/2019
2019
Board
06/18/2019
2019
Board
03/19/2019
2019
Board
09/25/2019
2018
Board
12/12/2018
2018
Board
09/25/2018
2018
Board
08/21/2018
2018
Board
06/19/2018
2018
Board
03/26/2018
2017
Board
12/12/2017
2017
Board
09/19/2017
2017
Board
07/03/2017
2017
Board
03/21/2017
2016
Board
06/28/2016
2016
Board
03/15/2016
2016
Board
12/13/2016
2016
Board
09/20/2016
2015
Board
12/08/2015
2015
Board
09/15/2015
2015
Board
06/16/2015
2015
Board
03/17/2015
2014
Board
12/09/2014
2014
Board
09/16/2014
2014
Board
06/17/2014
2014
Board
04/08/2014
2014
Board
03/18/2014
2013
Board
12/10/2013
2013
Board
09/17/2013
2013
Board
06/18/2013
2013
Board
03/19/2013

ARCHIVE: RECORDINGS OF MEETINGS

Year
Meeting Type
Meeting Date
File Type
2022
Board
June 24, 2022
2022
Board
June 30, 2022
2022
Board
April 22, 2022
2022
Board
January 13, 2022
2021
Administrative
July 15, 2021
2021
Board
December 10, 2021
2021
Board
July 15, 2021
2021
Board
January 25, 2021
2021
Board, Executive
April 8, 2021
2021
Technical
April 29, 2021
2021
Technical
July 15, 2021
 

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

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MANAGEMENT PLAN

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FINANCIAL REPORTS

DOCUMENTARY