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December 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, Jan 15- 9:30 am

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board

Labelle Room, LaSalle Building

 Baton Rouge 

Wed, Jan 15- 5:30 pm


Warren Harang Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux

Wed, Feb 15- 9:30 am

Governor's Advisory Commission

Homer Hitt, UNO, New Orleans

Wed, Feb 26- 9:30 am

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board

Labelle Room, LaSalle Building


Baton Rouge
In the News
Nature has a role to play in coastal restoration- Washington Post Letter to the Editor

Morganza project still under consideration by Congress- Advocate

Changing Course design competition picks the world's best brains on how to restore Louisiana's coast- the Lens
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.
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ROR visits Caminada to view restoration progress
"The State is turning back the geological clock on the beach in South Lafourche." 
Executive Committee members of Restore or Retreat joined Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph, Port Fourchon Executive Director Chett Chiasson, and important stakeholders from National Wildlife Federation and the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to view the $100 million in restoration investments made over the last two years on the Lafourche Parish Shoreline. 

The State's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is currently executing a $70 million beach-rebuilding restoration project using Ship Shoal sand from miles offshore.  The CPRA project dovetailed with a nearly $5 million Greater Lafourche Port Commission geo-tube and dune project which was completed earlier this year with the help of several partners, including Shell and the Fourchon Regional Restoration Initiative (FRRI.)  Nearby, West Belle Pass was completed using CWPPRA funds, and the Corps also plans to return to the area to bolster the same area after the CPRA project is completed.

The media visited the project several days later.  Below are a list of articles and videos:
Workers restore barrier island beaches- Houma Courier

Sand from Ship Shoal used to build barrier island project south of Fourchon-

First of its kind project builds Louisiana's newest land- Fox 8 News
NOAA asks for public comment on proposed Deepwater Horizon oil spill early restoration plan and projects
Trustees include 44 projects in $627 million, multi-agency draft plan to restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses, oysters, and lost recreation
NOAA and its federal and state trustee partners today urged the public to provide comments on a draft plan to restore the Gulf after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan outlines and describes 44 proposed restoration projects, totaling approximately $627 million.


The plan was released by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nine federal and state agencies that act on behalf of the public to restore resources directly or indirectly harmed by oil released into the environment following the spill.


The projects included in the plan, The Draft Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Draft Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, would restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses, oysters, and lost recreation. Under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)process, the Trustees have proposed projects that seek to address both natural resource and recreational losses caused by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  These projects will be funded through the $1 billion provided to the trustees by BP, as part of the 2011 Framework Agreement on early restoration.  


NOAA would take a leading role in executing four of the 44 proposed projects. Under the draft plan, NOAA would partner with Louisiana and the Department of the Interior to fund and execute restoration of beach, dune and back-barrier marsh habitat on Chenier Ronquille, a barrier island off the coast of Louisiana. Chenier Ronquille is one of four barrier islands proposed for restoration as part of the Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration Project. The total cost to restore the barrier islands as identified in this plan is expected to be $318 million.


Release of the draft plan opens a 60-day public comment period that runs through Feb. 4, 2014. During the comment period, the trustees will hold 10 public meetings across the Gulf states. All meetings will begin with an open house during which trustee representatives will be available to discuss project details. The open house will be followed by a formal presentation and opportunity for public comment. Meeting times, dates and locations are listed on .


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.