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November 2013

The Conveyance Online
Restore or Retreat's E-newsletter
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

Wed, Nov 13-- 7pm CWPPRA PPL23 Public Meeting
LDWF, 2000 Quail Dr
Baton Rouge 

Tue, Dec 03 -- 9:30 a.m.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board

Galvez Bldg, Oliver Pollock Room

Baton Rouge

Tue, Dec 10 -- 9:30 a.m.

Governor's Advisory Commission

Municipal Auditorium

Morgan City

Thurs, Dec 12 -- 9:30 a.m.

CWPPRA Technical Commitee 

State Library
Baton Rouge
The recent partnership between Ducks Unlimited and Restore or Retreat was featured in "The Mississippi Flyways Edition" in DU's membership magazine. 
Coastal Advocacy Group Becomes DU Life Sponsor

Louisiana Director of Development Bob dew recently presented a Ducks Unlimited Life Sponsor Award to Simone Maloz, Executive Director of the Louisiana coastal advocacy group Restore or Retreat (ROR.) ROR became a life sponsor through its $10,000 contribution to DU for the Bayou L;Ours Terracing Project in Lafourche Parish.  This habitat enhancement project, which will restore 130 acres of coastal marsh for wintering waterfowl, is being delivered by Ducks Unlimited with support from ROR, ConocoPhillips' Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, and the Lafourche Parish Government.
In the News
Morganza could be decided in upcoming House-Senate negotiations-

Joint fed-state study to support future projects- The Louisiana Weekly

What are the wetlands worth?- Houma Courier

Coastal chief praises restoration efforts- Houma Courier

We've Moved!
The ROR office has moved!  We are still on the Nicholls State University Campus, now in South Babington Hall at 322 Audubon Drive.  Our mailing address and phone number will remain the same.
Quick Links
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Regional Restoration Focus of ROR-NWF Summit 


Restore or Retreat (ROR) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) hosted the "Third Summit on Coastal Restoration for Lafourche and Terrebonne" at Houma on November 6.  The Third Summit builds on our past efforts to connect NGO capacity with the restoration priorities, funding possibilities, and ongoing projects of these two parishes.   An inaugural summit in 2011 in Terrebonne Parish, and again at Nicholls State University in 2012.


"We were so pleased with the results of our first two regional summits, we knew we should make this an annual event," said Simone Maloz, Executive Director of Restore or Retreat.  "Once again, we were able to connect our region with interested and influential organizations that can help us advance our mission to save our irreplaceable region."


Over 60 participants heard presentations from the CPRA, NFWF, and Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.

The day began with NGO panelists, participants, and stakeholders hearing from parish coastal representatives Archie Chaisson III and Nicholas Matherne, who relayed restoration and funding priorities of Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, respectively.  The group of 60+ then heard from representatives from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on the future of restoration in the State and current plans to implement the 2012 Master Plan in both Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, as well as post-spill funding possibilities that might be available to assist in financing. 


The keynote luncheon speaker was Tanner Johnson, Director of the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund of the 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 criminal charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon event.  Of those billions, $1.2 billion will go directly to Louisiana for barrier islands and river diversion projects, and Mr. Johnson is the key advisor of those funds.


The day concluded with NGO panelist delved into our theme "Get on the F.A.S.T. Track," referring to getting projects Funded, Aligned, in a Strategic and Tactical manner.  The groundwork was laid for many future discussions on how these NGOs and tactics they bring can support and propel these parishes restoration efforts forward. 


Proven once again, now more than ever, we must continue to grow and foster relationships and partnerships like those created at the Third Summit, so we can continue to restore our coast, community and culture for many, many future generations.

Thank you for a successful event!!

Restore or Retreat is very thankful for all of the support for our annual Barnstorming to Save Our Coast fund raiser held in October!!

A very special Thank You to our Sponsors!

Heron ($1000) Sponsors
Advanced Eye Institute
Angelette - Picciola, LLC
Apache Louisiana Minerals
Bollinger Shipyards
Express Supply and Steel
Jac Culver
John Deere Thibodaux, Inc.
Jones Dermatology
L&M Botruc Rental, inc.
Parker Marine Services
T. Baker Smith, LLC

Wm. Clifford Smith


Egret ($500) Sponsors
Bayou Industrial Group
Bayou Radiology
Bienvenu Foster Ryan & O'Bannon, LLC

Buquet Distributing

Capital One
Community Bank
Duplantis Design Group
Greater Lafourche Port Commission`
JP Morgan Chase
Lafourche Chamber of Commerce
MidSouth Bank
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Phylway Construction, LLC
Plaisance Dragline and Dredging Co.
Royal Engineering
South Lafourche Bank & Trust
Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District
Vision Communications



Sandpiper ($250) Sponsors 
Ashley Barrios State Farm
J. Wayne Plaisance, Inc.
Martin Ecosystems
Michel H. Claudet, LLC
Moffatt and Nichol
Occupational Medicine Services, LLC
Picciola and Associates
Regions Bank
Resource Environmental Solutions
Stephanie Hebert Allstate
Synergy Bank
Ted M. Falgout & Associates

Phyllis M. Taylor


Beverage Sponsor:
Buquet Distributing
Donner-Peltier Distillery


Silent Auction and other In-Kind Donors:

Audubon Zoo, Cannata's, Captial One, CC Lockwood, Charlotte Bollinger, Cristiano's, David Cavell, Dick and Jenny's, Dr. Darby Chiasson, Duplantis Design Group, Entergy, Flynn Manceaux, Gordy Dove and Copeland's, Happy Garden, Harrah's, John Weimer, LA 1 Coalition, Larose Civic Center, Cypress Bayou Casino, LSU, Martinique, McIlhenny, Mike Plaisance, National WWII Museum, NSU Alumni, NSU Athletics, Oak Alley, Painting with a Twist, Donner-Peltier Distillery, Raising Cane's, SLEC, Southland Mall, Stephanie Hebert, T. Baker Smith, Ted Falgout, and Vision.


Thank you to everyone who has renewed their ROR membership for 2013 and for your continuous support!

Simone Maloz

Executive Director

Restore or Retreat, Inc.