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September 2011
The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
In This Issue
ROR Fund Raiser Next Month
Floating Island Partnership
In the News
Stay Tuned for Moore!

Member Spotlight: 

Lafourche Parish

   Lafourche Parish

We are so pleased to welcome back Lafourche Parish to our membership! 

For decades, Lafourche Parish has been a proactive leader in restoring and preserving our irreplaceable region, and has been a tremendous supporter of ROR for many years. 

We are grateful for their support and leadership!

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 Mora Dermatology


Wednesday, September 14

Greater Lafourche Port Commission



Tuesday, September 20

CWPPRA Technical Committee

Baton Rouge


South Central Industrial Association with Governor Bobby Jindal



Wednesday, September 21


Abbeville, LA


  Saturday, September 24

La Fete de Ecologie

Morgan City, LA


Wednesday, September 28- Thursday, September 29

America's WETLAND

 Blue Ribbon Resiliency Community Forum



Tuesday, October 4

Lafourche Energy Council



Wednesday, October 5

Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection Meeting


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Save the Date!  

Barnstorming to be held 10/20 


We, the People.... want to have a good time for a great cause! ROR's only fund raiser, held every year at the home of Ms. Charlotte Bollinger in Lockport, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a patriotic theme... so wear your red, white and blue jeans! 


Restore or Retreat's

10th Annual Fundraiser

Barnstorming to Save Our Coast

 Thursday, October 20, 2011


6 'til 9 pm    

The Barn of Charlotte Bollinger

8847 Hwy. 308, Lockport,  

one mile South of Bollinger Shipyards

  • Great music by The Hurricane Levee Band
  • Delicious "All-American" buffet by Cashio's
  • Drinks and spirits supplied by local vendors
  • Silent auction and door prizes

Ticket reservation and sponsorship form here.

Please return to ROR by Friday, October 14.

Groups Partner on Floating Island Project

Volunteers are needed this month to help with this "floating island" project.
Floating Island

CCA's Building Conservation Habitat Program, in partnership with Shell Oil Company, Terrebonne Parish Government, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, America's Wetlands and Entergy join together to rebuild the coastline in Terrebonne Parish with a "Floating Islands" Restoration Project.


What is it? 

This project will create 1,000 to 1,500 ft. of floating islands. This is the first floating island restoration technology that has been used in this way. Each island mat is made from recycled plastics and will have 50-60 plants.


How Does it Work?
The mats, planted with native species, will grow a root system to the water bottom, trap sediments and grow toward and tie into the disappearing marsh. It will strengthen and flourish into a sustainable mass. It will also serve as a fish habitat. For more information on floating island restoration, click here.


Volunteers Needed to Come Help Plant!

September 24, 2011

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

at the Boat Launch at Isle de Jean Charles

Please contact Julie Grunewald at (225) 952-9200
or email your volunteer interest to

In the News


Most Americans say saving coast is federal government's responsibility- Courier

Gulf of Mexico oil spill research grants go to 8 consortia, including 2 in Louisiana- Times-Picayune

South Lafourche teens fight for restoration- Courier 

Study to see if river can rebuild coast- Advocate

Parish chiefs review levee progress- Tri-Parish Times


Stay Tuned for Moore!
Even though the weather didn't cooperate on Labor Day weekend, KCIL 96.7 in Houma is still hosting a listener appreciation concert with any and all funds raised to benefit Restore or Retreat!!


C96.7 presents Justin Moore in concert at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on Sunday, Oct. 2.


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!

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.