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March 2013

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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


Thursday, April 4

9:30 a.m.

Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation

Natchez Room- Galvez Building (DEQ), Baton Rouge


Monday, April 22

11:30 a.m.

Restore or Retreat Annual Meeting, NSU Ballroom,




Wednesday, April 24

9:30 a.m.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Meeting

LaSalle Building- LaBelle Room, Baton Rouge

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Annual Meeting to Feature

Tanner Johnson of NFWF


 2013 Board of Directors and 

General Membership Meeting


Monday, April 22, 2013
NSU Ballroom, Thibodaux

11:30 am Registration
12:00pm Program

With Guest Speaker:

Tanner Johnson

Director of the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)


NFWF will receive nearly $2.4 billion over five years from BP as part of a $4 billion settlement negotiated by the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve federal charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and $1.2 Billion of the funds will go directly to Louisiana for barrier island and river diversion projects.


Reservations are open to the public, but are required by Wednesday, April 17.


$25 payable in advance; $30 payable at the door


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ROR Participates in Raccoon Island Planting

Raccoon Island, LA-- Two teams of AmeriCorps volunteers joined a Restore the Earth Foundation (REF) planting initiative on Raccoon Island in March, along with representatives from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and funding partners Coypu Foundation, For the Bayou and Gulf of Mexico Foundation


Volunteers lifted and placed 22 pound Gulf Saver Bags onto Raccoon Island, a barrier island in the Isle Dernieres Barrier Island Refuge, at designated spots on both the shoreline and the dunes.  The Gulf Saver bags were then scored and plugged with native marsh plants.


"We could not have asked for a more beautiful day," said ROR Executive Director, who joined the group. "The sun was shining bright, and we left the island in a much better condition than it was just a few days before."


The Isles Dernieres barrier island chain is experiencing some of the highest erosion rates of any coastal region in the world. Raccoon Island is experiencing shoreline retreat both gulfward and bayward, threatening one of the most productive wading bird nesting areas and shorebird habitats along the gulf coast.


The planting was the second restoration initiative for REF in Louisiana.  REF's December 2010 Gulf Saver initiative at North Pass, Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area in Venice was the first restoration on oil soiled wetlands following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


For more pictures of planting, visit REF's photo gallery.

Thank you for your continuous support for our organization!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.