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August 2011
The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
In This Issue
2012 Master Plan Meetings in Bayou Region
Stay Tuned for Moore!
In the News

Member Spotlight: 

Capital One

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As a local business leader in Louisiana, Capital One Bank is committed to investing in our local communities through programs and partnerships that focus on affordable housing, small businesses, savings, financial literacy and education. 


Last year, Capital One Bank
associates volunteered more than 15,000 hours in Louisiana, and provided approximately 700 grants
to local Louisiana community and nonprofit organizations


Capital One has been a great supporter of ROR, and has been actively involved on our Executive Committee and Fund Raising Planning Committee since our inception in 2000.  We are grateful for their support of Louisiana's coast and of our organization.

Restore or Retreat Executive Committee


Mike Plaisance, President

Plaisance Dragline and Dredging


Ted Falgout, Vice President

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 Mora Dermatology


CPRA 2012 Master Plan Meetings

Aug 9- Larose

August 10- Chauvin

August 11- Morgan City


August 17-19

SMART Growth Summit

Manship Theater, BR


August 18


DNR Bldg, BR


August 19

Mississippi River Commission

Morgan City

Quick Links

2012 Master Plan Public Meetings Come to Bayou Region This Week


The CPRA began hosting public meetings in July, which will last until September, to get feedback from the public to help them craft the five year update to the State's Master Plan for restoration and protection.


After the devastating hurricanes of 2005, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 8 to combine hurricane protection and restoration efforts within the State, and asked that the first-ever Master Plan for coastal Louisiana be crafted.  The 2007 Master Plan established planning objectives for implementing coastal protection and restoration projects, and identified large-scale measures needed to achieve a sustainable coast.  This groundbreaking document was a conceptual document and was not intended to address all the numerous complex issues that coastal Louisiana faces.  To accommodate the dynamic nature of coastal processes, an update of the plan is required every five years that must be submitted to the Louisiana Legislature for approval. 


With the 2012 update deadline drawing near, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced a series of regional community meetings to share information about Louisiana's updated 2012 Coastal Master Plan. Over the next few months, the State will be developing the draft plan, so now is the time to come offer your ideas and learn about the state's work.   Please "Support the Solution" and be part of the process because hard choices will have to be made to secure the future of Louisiana's coast, which affects us all.  


AUGUST 09 - Tuesday

Larose Civic Center

5:00pm Open House

5:30pm Meeting


AUGUST 10 - Wednesday

Ward 7 Community Center, Chauvin

6:00pm Open House

7:00pm Meeting


AUGUST 11 - Thursday

Morgan City Auditorium

5:00pm Open House



AUGUST 23 - Tuesday

Vermillion Parish Library, Abbeville Branch

5:00pm Open House

5:30pm Meeting


AUGUST 24 - Wednesday

Belle Chasse Auditorium

5:00pm Open House

5:30pm Meeting


AUGUST 30 - Tuesday

St Tammany Parish Public Library, Slidell Branch

5:00pm Open House

5:30pm Meeting


AUGUST 31 - Wednesday

Lake Charles Civic Center, Contraband Room

5:00pm Open House

5:30pm Meeting


SEPTEMBER 01 - Thursday

Westbank Regional Public Library, Harvey

5:00pm Open House

5:30pm Meeting



We hope you will consider attending-Restore or Retreat will be there for sure.  For more information or questions about the Master Plan, please email  or go to To download the meeting notice flyer, click here

Stay Tuned for Moore!
KCIL 96.7 in Houma is hosting a listener appreciation concert with any and all funds raised to benefit Restore or Retreat!!

C96.7 KCIL presents Justin Moore in concert at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on Sunday, September 4th.


Doors will open at 5p with the first act taking the stage at 7p.

This is a FREE concert for our C96.7KCIL loyal listeners, but the concert will also serve as a fundraiser for Restore or Retreat.  


The big question on everyone's mind is: HOW DO I GET TICKETS?!?  Check out the station's website for more information about how you can win and how you can help support ROR! 


Justin Moore

In the News


Public input sought on state's coastal plan- Tri-Parish Times

See how you can have a voice in the coastal plan- Courier

Roy Dokka, Pioneering Louisiana Scientist, Dies- Associated Press

Thank you to our senators-  Letter to the Courier

EPA Head: Wetlands to be the focus of Gulf restoration- Statesman
Thank you for your continuous support for our organization!  We are looking forward to another great year in 2011.

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.