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January 2012
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Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
In This Issue
Master Plan Release
In the News
Bayou Lafourche Clean-Up
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


January 18, 9:30am

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

State Capitol, House Meeting Room 6, Baton Rouge


January 19, 9:30am

CWPPRA Task Force



January 23

Master Plan Public Meetings

University of New Orleans - Lindy Boggs Conference Center Auditorium

Open House 1:30pm-5:30pm

Public Hearing 5:30pm


January 24

Master Plan Public Meetings

Houma Terrebonne Civic Center - Room 3           

Open House 1:30pm-5:30pm

Public Hearing 5:30pm


January 25

Master Plan Public Meetings

Lake Charles Civic Center - Contraband Room

Open House 1:30pm-5:30pm

Public Hearing 5:30pm


CWPPRA PPL 22 Region III Meeting, 9am

Morgan City Auditorium


January 26, 9am

CWPPRA PPL 22 Region II Meeting

USACE NOLA  District


January 27, 9am

Governor's Advisory Commission

GNO, Inc.

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State Releases Master Plan for Public Review

The plan is available at, and the public comment period runs through February 25.

2012 Master Plan 

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 release of the 2012, 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. There will be an Open House between 1:00pm-5:30pm to learn about project selection, flooding risks, and how the landscape is changing. The formal public hearing will start at 5:30pm.



Monday, January 23, 2012 from 1:00pm - 7:30pm

University of New Orleans - Lindy Boggs Conference Center 


Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 1:00pm - 7:30pm


Houma Terrebonne Civic Center - Room 3            


Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 1:00pm - 7:30pm

Lake Charles Civic Center - Contraband Room



In addition to the Master Plan, the State will also present the Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Plan for public review and comment.  The Annual Plan will outline a specific list of projects that will be the priority for the CPRA to develop or begin implementing and constructing during the upcoming fiscal year including the approximate costs for each project.


To access the plan online, click here.

In the News


Updated Coastal Plan Released to the Public 



Louisiana Coastal Restoration 50-year Blueprint Released



Draft of 5-year coastal approach coming to Houma

Tri-Parish Times


Coastal restoration efforts get boost from $1 million Shell donation



Gulf Coast Restoration Projects Identified

Tri-Parish Times


Fourchon Restoration Project About to Begin


Help Clean Up Bayou Lafourche with BTNEP

BTNEP is in need of willing volunteers to be on the ground to help coordinate the action! 


Bayou Lafourche D'ville

The Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program is preparing for the Bayou Lafourche Cleanup on March 31, 2012.


They are in need of 22-25 "Bayou Site Captains" to help with the event by organizing the cleanup on a particular five mile section of the Bayou.  BTNEP will supply all gloves, bags, t-shirts, drinks, snacks, publicity, trash bins, etc.


Please contact Alma Robichaux if you are interested in being a Bayou Site Captain at (985)855-8255 or email at


First Site Captain Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 18 from 5:30-7pm at the NSU Plantation Room.  Food and drink will be provided.  All volunteers are welcome to attend and give ideas on making this cleanup a success!  For more information, click here. 

Thank you for your continuous support for our organization!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.