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June 2012
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Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
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Coastal Zone Changes
Save the Date!
Restore or Retreat Executive Committee


Mike Plaisance, President

Plaisance Dragline and Dredging


Ted Falgout,VP

Ted M. Falgout and Associates


Robert Naquin, Treasurer

Capital One


Henri Boulet, Secretary

LA 1 Coalition


Tim Allen

Apache Louisiana Minerals


Charlotte Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards


Berwick Duval

Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Lovell and Watkins


Dr. John J. Jones, Jr.

Jones Dermatology


June 20 and June 21

New Coastal Zone Boundary

Public Meeting




June 25-27

State of the Coast Conference

Morial Convention Center, New Orleans


July 18




July 19

Rebuilding Our Economy, Restoring Our Environment


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Public Meetings on Coastal Zone Changes Announced

From the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources...


Coastal Zone Boundary Change

Louisiana's Coastal Zone Inland boundary was modified in the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature with the passage of House Bill 656 (Act 588); those changes become effective upon signature by the Governor which occurred on June 8, 2012. The boundary changes are based on the recommendations of a science-based study conducted for and approved by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 60 of the 2009 Legislative Session that was submitted to the Legislature for consideration.


The boundary changes affect 10 of the 20 existing coastal parishes. No new parishes were added and no parishes previously in the coastal zone were removed as part of this legislative change. The Louisiana Coastal Zone now includes additional area in eight parishes (Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, St. Mary, St. Martin, Assumption, Terrebonne and Lafourche); the Coastal Zone area was reduced in 2 parishes (Livingston and Tangipahoa); and no changes were made in the Coastal Zone boundaries of the remaining 10 parishes. The boundary changes can be seen online on the department's website at

Along with the online and web-based maps and information, DNR Office of Coastal Management is working to schedule meetings in the coastal communities in areas where the boundary changes have occurred. At those meetings, OCM will inform citizens about those changes and related permitting requirements, discuss actions underway to assist them in the coastal use permit application process and answer any questions they may have.


The first two public outreach meetings will be held on June 20 and 21, 2012, in Thibodaux and Houma, respectively.


June 20

5:30pm- Open House

6:30pm- Presentation and Q&A


Mary Danos Theater, 175 Talbot Hall
Nicholls State University
106 Ellendale Drive/NSU
Thibodaux, LA 70310

 (Located at the corner of Ellendale Drive and Acadia Drive next to the Bollinger Student Union on the NSU campus)


June 21

1:3pm- Open House

2:30pm- Presentation and Q&A


Terrebonne Parish Main Library

Main Room, Downstairs

151 Library Drive

Houma, LA  70360


Questions and comments about the Coastal Zone Boundary changes may be directed to or 225-342-5007.

Save the Date: 

 Rebuilding Our Economy,

 Restoring Our Environment 


Thursday, July 19, 2012 

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana


Sponsored by

Coast Builders Coalition, Oxfam America, and The Nature Conservancy


Hosted by Restore or Retreat


Rebuilding Our Economy, Restoring Our Environment:

How the Emerging Restoration Economy Offers New and Expanded Opportunities for Gulf Coast Businesses and Communities


As local, state and federal governments plan for protection, restoration and renewal of the Gulf Coast, new opportunities will arise for economic growth. You can take part in this critical moment in Louisiana's future. 


Please join us for a workshop that will convene leaders from industry, government and community organizations in Louisiana for a lively and insightful discussion of the ways that coastal restoration projects can benefit workers, industries and communities. Together, we can create a stronger economy, more jobs and a healthier environment.


Join us for a chance to:

  • Learn about the resources available to help businesses train and develop the workforce necessary for profitable engagement in the restoration economy.
  • Hear about current coastal restoration projects along the Gulf Coast and the economic benefits they bring to everyone.
  • Bring your valuable business perspective on how to promote green infrastructure projects, train workers and create jobs along Louisiana's coast.
  • Connect with the people who can help you tap into new opportunities: the funds, the training and the workers.

Additional information, agenda and invitations to follow.


For more information:

Avalyn Taylor
The Nature Conservancy

Thank you for your continuous support for our organization!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.