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September 2012
The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
In This Issue
ROR Hosts Second Summit
Save the Date!
Scholarship Offer
In Other News
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



October 3

Governor's Advisory Commission


Oyster Advisory Commission



October 17


Baton Rouge


October 18

Restore or Retreat's

Barnstorming to Save Our Coast



October 31

Second Summit on Regional Restoration


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ROR and NWF to Host Second Summit for Regional Restoration


Restore or Retreat (ROR) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are hosting the "SECOND SUMMIT ON COASTAL RESTORATION IN LAFOURCHE AND TERREBONNE FOR NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS - Are we working "S.M.A.R.T"er?*"  (*Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) next month at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.  The two groups held an inaugural summit in 2011 in Terrebonne Parish, and wanted to continue building upon its success.


"We were so pleased with the results of our first regional summit, we knew immediately we should host a follow-up summit," said Simone Maloz, Executive Director of Restore or Retreat.  "We hope to once again connect our region with interested and influential organizations that can help us advance our mission to save our irreplaceable region."


The goals of Second Summit are twofold.  First, the goal is to examine new opportunities for enhanced and better-funded restoration, from the recently passed RESTORE act and the State Master Plan, to the establishment of the new Water Institute of the Gulf, to implementation of the non-structural goals of the State Master Plan.  A second goal is to identify specific actions NGOs can take to help move projects forward for the region. 


An NGO panel will offer an analysis of "S.M.A.R.T." common goals for restoration, as well as commit to specific and immediate actions to move projects forward.


The audience will include a number of NGO "panelists", along with representatives of levee and conservation districts, parish councils, elected representatives at the state and federal level, port commissions, cities and towns, consulting firms, and others with a regulatory, stewardship, or economic interest in coastal restoration. 


For more information on the event, please contact ROR Executive Director Simone Maloz or NWF Partnership Manager Maura Wood.

Join us once again to celebrate Louisiana's Talent and Treasure dedicated to saving our coast-- before we run out of Time!




Restore or Retreat's

11th Annual Fundraiser

Barnstorming to Save Our Coast


Thursday, October 18, 2012   

6 'til 9 pm    

The Barn of Charlotte Bollinger

8847 Hwy. 308, Lockport

one mile South of Bollinger Shipyards



 Great music by Ray's Island Sounds

Delicious "beach" buffet by Cashio's

Drinks by Buquet and Spirits by

Pizza Jac's Homecoming Bistreaux

Silent auction and door prizes


Click here for invitation and reservation form

ROR Offers NSU Scholarship

ROR continues scholarship offer to NSU students who are passionate about coastal issues.


The purpose of this scholarship is to empower a student to make a meaningful contribution of his or her services to restoration projects that help to protect or restore this region.  The value of the scholarship is $500 per semester.  The student may retain this scholarship for a maximum of eight semesters, provided he or she meets all below criteria.   

  • The recipient will be enrolled at Nicholls State University as a full time student carrying fourteen or more semester hours. Graduate students are also welcome to apply.
  • The recipient will have demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Interested candidates should submit a short essay (750 words or less) on "Why Saving Coastal Louisiana is Important."  The Executive Committee of Restore or Retreat shall review essays and recommend the top candidates to the university scholarship committee for their final approval. 
  • The recipient will commit to a minimum of eight (8) hours of service learning that involves his or her engagement in coastal restoration.  The student may achieve this by working with faculty or students in the Nicholls marine biology program or with staff members of either Restore or Retreat or other approved organization.  The student will document his or her work and have it certified by an appropriate authority.
  • The recipient will submit a report on his or her accomplishments to the executive committee at the end of each semester.  Failure to do so or failure to meet any other criteria for the scholarship will result in termination of the scholarship.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in applying, please contact NSU's Financial Aid/University Scholarships office at 985.448.4411. 

In Other News


Deadline Nears for Conservation Program- Advocate


CPRA Issues Request for Proposals for 2013 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund -


Diversions Present Flood of Concerns- Courier


Louisiana Coastal Problems Affect Nation- Advertiser


Gulf Coast Task Force to be Replaced- Courthouse News Service

Thank you for your continuous support for our organization!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.